Sanford and EnovateIT Partner to Implement Point-of-Care Carts and Articulating Arms

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Superior Hardware Selection Enhances Electronic Patient Record Implementation

EnovateIT's knowledge of point-of-care products and their solution-based approach made the software implementation go more smoothly. We were able to keep on schedule and not delay the roll-out because of hardware issues.

Sanford Health, a nationally recognized integrated health system serving the greater Sioux Falls, SD area, and EnovateIT, the leading point-of-care hardware integrator, partnered to roll-out carts and arms as part of an electronic patient record implementation.

EnovateIT provided the mounting solution expertise which included on-site assessments and product demonstrations which allowed staff to try recommended options before purchasing them. This knowledgeable service permitted Sanford to focus on the software implementation and training.

According to Wendy Kuehl, Technical Project Manager with Sanford IT, "EnovateIT's knowledge of point-of-care products and their solution-based approach made the software implementation go more smoothly. We were able to keep on schedule and not delay the roll-out because of hardware issues."

Dean Becker, EnovateIT Regional Account Manager, stated that "Electronic patient record implementation can be sidetracked by point-of-care hardware selection and delay the process. Our goal was to provide Sanford with the carts and wall mount arm solutions that met their specific needs at the patients' bedside - and keep the project on track."

The ergonomic adjustment features of the laptop carts and the monitor and keyboard arm promotes more comfortable computing and increased clinician / patient interaction at the point of care. Clinicians are able to lower and raise the height of the cart - as well as the monitor and keyboard arms - to meet their individual preferences.

Deb Molstad, Clinical Informatics Analyst with Sanford emphasized, "The software implementation remained our center of attention because we were confident that EnovateIT would recommend and deliver point-of-care mounting solutions for our facilities that were ergonomic and met the needs of our clinical staff."

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health's comprehensive, integrated system includes nearly 360 physicians in 115 clinics, 24 hospitals, 13 nursing homes, 17 assisted living facilities and congregate living locations, 27 home health services and 19 pharmacies. With some 12,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the region. Its primary 500-bed nonprofit tertiary care hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, serves an average of more than 50,000 inpatients annually. With more than a million outpatient visits each year, Sanford Health has served the 60,000 square mile, four-state region of South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska for over 110 years. Sanford Health is the largest healthcare system between Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Denver, CO. Its divisions include Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Clinic, Sanford Health Network, Sanford Health Plan and Sanford Health Foundation.

About EnovateIT, LLC
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, EnovateIT is a leading provider of mobile wireless solutions for healthcare. With more than 40,000 installations in over 1,100 healthcare facilities, EnovateIT provides secure cost effective mobile solutions for medication delivery systems, computerized physician order entry, clinical documentation, and electronic medical records systems. EnovateIT not only offers the products to facilitate wireless point-of-care information solutions, but also the services and support to make it a reality. Visit EnovateIT at http://www.enovateit.com or call 248-655-0548.

Media Contacts
Fred Calero
EnovateIT, LLC
248-655-0548

Stacy Jones
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-328-7056

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