Southeast Alabama Medical Center Purchases PatientKeeper Mobile CPOE Software

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PatientKeeper’s mobile CPOE app will enable physicians to enter orders on Apple iPhones, iPads and Android devices; PatientKeeper will complement SAMC’s existing McKesson HIS at this 420-bed community health system.

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The easier we make it for our physicians to access CPOE on mobile devices wherever and whenever they want, the more adoption of the system we’ll see.

PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Southeast Alabama Medical Center(SAMC) has purchased PatientKeeper Mobile CPOE™ to give physicians the ability to enter patient orders electronically on mobile devices, including Apple® iPhones®, iPads®, and devices running the Android operating system. PatientKeeper will complement and integrate with SAMC’s existing McKesson® Horizon® hospital information system (HIS) and McKesson’s Horizon Expert Orders™ (HEO) CPOE software.

By offering physicians at SAMC a mobile CPOE solution, the hospital expects to dramatically reduce the number of verbal orders. Verbal orders can create additional administrative work for physicians and nurses, negatively impacting their workflow and satisfaction, and sometimes putting patient safety at risk. In addition, SAMC believes deploying PatientKeeper’s mobile CPOE application will help drive physician adoption of CPOE by making it more widely and easily accessible, and will help the hospital to achieve the levels of physician adoption necessary for Stage 2 Meaningful Use.

Based in Dothan, Alabama, SAMC is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the residents of southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. SAMC operates as a 420-bed regional referral center, serving approximately 600,000 people throughout its neighboring communities and counties. SAMC is supported by a medical staff of more than 250 physicians representing virtually every medical specialty.

“We are excited about offering our physicians a mobile complement to our current McKesson CPOE system,” said Ashley Cole, applications and support manager at SAMC. “The easier we make it for our physicians to access CPOE on mobile devices wherever and whenever they want, the more adoption of the system we’ll see. We have been able to tightly integrate the PatientKeeper system with our McKesson system so that orders entered through PatientKeeper are virtually indistinguishable from orders entered through McKesson’s HEO CPOE software.”

PatientKeeper’s award-winning* Mobile CPOE is a native application on smartphones and tablets that allows physicians to quickly and easily enter orders that are immediately sent to the appropriate departmental systems for processing and fulfillment. Mobile CPOE helps eliminate verbal orders, extends the “reach” of existing CPOE systems, and improves physicians’ rounding efficiency.

PatientKeeper’s mobile CPOE app complements existing CPOE software (procured from PatientKeeper or any other vendor) because it integrates smoothly with all popular hospital back-end information systems. Like all PatientKeeper applications, PatientKeeper Mobile CPOE exists as a layer on top of a hospital’s current IT infrastructure and leverages existing hospital IT investments, rather than requiring an institution to rip out and replace current systems.

“PatientKeeper is excited to be working with SAMC,” said PatientKeeper president and CEO Paul Brient. “We not only are delivering a powerful mobile CPOE solution to a valued customer, we’re jointly perfecting the integration between PatientKeeper and McKesson Horizon, which other hospitals will be able to leverage going forward.”

About PatientKeeper
PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, enables physicians and hospitals to focus on their patients, not technology. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software for physicians that streamlines workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with existing healthcare information systems to create the most effective solution for driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit or call 781-373-6100.

  • “Best Innovation in Mobile Health Technology for Patient Safety” - Mobile Health Expo 2010


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