Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital Implements MetaCare Rx Pharmacy Management System

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Meta Healthcare IT Solutions, a supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems for the healthcare industry, announced today that Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, has licensed its MetaCare Rx Pharmacy Management System.

Meta Healthcare IT Solutions, a supplier of comprehensive medication safety information systems for the healthcare industry, announced today that Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, has licensed its MetaCare Rx Pharmacy Management System.

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital provides high quality surgical care and pain management in a patient-focused environment for people in Lafayette and the surrounding areas. According to Selina Guidry, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Lafayette, "We are a surgical specialty hospital, so we focus on providing high quality, compassionate and time-efficient surgical services to our patient population. We employ specialized technology, the latest equipment and a highly-trained staff to deliver the best care possible for the treatment of bone and joint, spinal and other surgical problems."

"We strive to enhance patient safety through use of computerized programs which provide greater accuracy in patient information," added Neil Fontenot, Pharmacy Manager at Lafayette. "That's why we are implementing Meta's leading-edge technologies to support our patient care delivery. Meta's systems will provide our clinicians and patients with the very latest technology in medication administration and patient safety."

MetaCare Rx is a component of an integrated closed-loop medication ordering, administration and patient safety system that links pharmacists, physicians and nurses to improve the delivery of patient care. MetaCare helps pharmacists monitor medication treatment and improve patient outcomes while simultaneously minimizing adverse effects of medications and helping control the cost of therapy. Pharmacists have direct access to the medication profile and diagnostic results during medication verification, helping them take an active role in patient care. Changes made by the pharmacist are also automatically updated and available to all clinicians. The MetaCare Rx end-to-end solution integrates the workflow of every healthcare clinician involved in ordering and dispensing medications within the hospital environment. This complete integration enhances medication administration workflow, improves interdisciplinary communication, increases efficiency and reduces the potential for medication errors.

"Lafayette Surgical is one of the growing numbers of U.S. hospitals putting the importance of patient medication safety at the top of their list when selecting a pharmacy information system," explained Sal Barcia, CEO of Meta. "They recognize the importance of patient safety as the key element in pharmacy and medication administration systems."

About Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital was created to provide high quality healthcare in a cost effective and appropriate manner. Our mission and vision are centered on quality focused and patient focused environment. This is the foundation that supports our commitment to excellence in surgical care and pain management. It is our belief that a focused approach with direct physician involvement, an empowered staff and coordinated delivery of care will promote very high standards, optimal outcomes, patient safety and a high level of satisfaction.

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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