For our point of care products, patient safety and zero errors is and always will be the central focus.
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 10, 2012
In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of health care providers in patient safety initiatives, Sunquest Information Systems is pleased to announce today its participation in the National Patient Safety Foundation® 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care, alongside the release of the latest version of its core point of care product, Sunquest Collection Manager™ 5.0.
As part of these patient safety efforts, Sunquest Information Systems’ release of Collection Manager 5.0 continues its focus on safety at the point of care with specimen collection support. This major release provides the market, for the first time, the ability to collect any specimen at the bedside – whether blood in the hospital or emergency department or tissues in the operating room. It can be used by laboratory staff, nurses, emergency department staff, circulating nurses in the operating room and others responsible for specimen collection at the point of care, and includes:
- The ability to collect any specimen in the operating room, radiology suite, dermatology clinic or other collection location following positive patient identification and label printing at the bedside
- Scanning of the label when receiving the specimen in pathology, capturing all data associated with each specimen through integration with Sunquest CoPathPlus™ 6.0
- New emergency department workflow support, including an automated ‘Rainbow Draw’ functionality for efficient and safe labeling for trauma patients in the emergency room
As President of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), Diane C. Pinakiewicz has stated, “The more we work together to promote patient safety, the more we all benefit from a safe healthcare system.” NPSF encourages creative collaboration among provider groups, patient advocates, and other community organizations to help patients and consumers understand how they can participate to be part of the solution.
“Sunquest is extremely fortunate to be able to participate in this very valuable event. For our point of care products, patient safety and zero errors is and always will be the central focus. We are looking forward to contributing to awareness beyond our products when we launch our Nursing Education webinar series and publish our research on automating for safety. It is central to everything we do,” said Jonathon Northover, Product Manager for Collection Manager.
About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. provides diagnostic and laboratory information systems to health care providers worldwide. For over thirty years, Sunquest has delivered interoperable solutions that optimize business resources and improve the quality of patient care. The company’s pathology focused mission, outreach awareness and point of care products establish Sunquest as a leader in the health care technology industry. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, Sunquest also has offices in Norwich, United Kingdom and Bangalore, India.
About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation has been pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997 – to improve the safety of care provided to patients. As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.