Meta Introduces Integrated CPOE System To Help Hospitals Close the Loop on Patient Safety

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Meta, a supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems for the healthcare industry, today announced the release of MetaCare CPOE, a clinical provider order entry system that provides exceptional medication safety at an affordable price.

Meta, a supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems for the healthcare industry, today announced the release of MetaCare CPOE, a clinical provider order entry system that provides exceptional medication safety at an affordable price. MetaCare CPOE closes the loop on patient safety with true integration of a single set of databases, eliminating errors throughout the medication ordering process and providing the best outcomes possible.

Medical errors account for between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths annually in the United States, while the costs of these preventable and adverse events is estimated to be between $17 to $29 billions dollars annually. MetaCare CPOE gives the prescriber the ability to view patient profiles and provides unparalleled decision support for all order types with results reporting anywhere they have access to the Internet. Meta's CPOE and its integrated suite of patient safety products provide a unified medication management system that allows clinicians to deliver safe, efficient patient care across the complete care continuum.

"Our closed-loop patient safety solutions work the way clinicians work, providing real-time, organization-wide access to all necessary medication administration information," explained Sal Barcia, CEO of Meta. "This unique suite of products helps clinicians save time and reduce errors while enhancing the quality of care they deliver."

A comprehensive component of the MetaCare Enterprise patient safety solutions, MetaCare CPOE operates on a single, integrated database platform that is shared by all MetaCare products, including the MetaCare Rx Pharmacy management system, MetaCare eMAR point of care bar code medication administration system and MetaCare Intellidocs electronic forms management solution. Through this platform, MetaCare Enterprise eliminates costly duplicate interfaces, offers a single user-customizable clinical knowledgebase and decision support system and creates a seamless flow of information between clinical disciplines.

"Meta has long been recognized as having outstanding functionality to reduce medication errors and improve patient outcomes through our pharmacy patient safety systems," remarked Ted Stucka, PharmD, Director of Professional and Clinical Services for Meta. "MetaCare CPOE and our suite of patient safety products help to virtually eliminate these errors by providing the nursing staff with sophisticated order entry and bar-coding technology that verifies identity and matches the correct medication, dose and route to the patient - all at the point of care."

About Meta
For nearly 20 years, Meta has been developing software solutions that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the healthcare industry by providing innovative and comprehensive clinical information solutions to hospitals and other healthcare enterprises. Organizations seeking excellent products backed by highly motivated and committed support have chosen Meta for the best solutions at reasonable costs. For more information, contact Meta at (800) 768-1920 or sales(at)metapharmacy(dot)com.

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