Cornwall Community Hospital Selects Meta to Enhance Medication Safety

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Meta® Healthcare IT Solutions, a leading clinical software provider, announced today that Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), an acute care facility located in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, has selected its MetaCare products to help improve medication safety.

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MetaCare’s technical functionality will enable the launch of our automated medication distribution system and provide the pharmacists with improved support through a comprehensive screening tool in order to prevent drug interactions or dosage errors.

Meta® Healthcare IT Solutions, a leading clinical software provider, announced today that Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), an acute care facility located in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, has selected its MetaCare products to help improve medication safety.

Hospitals face the challenge of reducing medication errors in a challenging environment of new and complex medication therapies. MetaCare provides CCH with the most comprehensive array of modules to properly screen medication orders, document interventions and support enterprise objectives from order inception to delivery of medications to the bedside.

“Implementing MetaCare’s system will enhance our commitment to quality patient services, as stated in one of our organizational strategic directions,” explained Heather Arthur, Vice President of Patient Services at CCH.

CCH is committed to providing high quality professional health care to its community. With 135 beds and a full complement of ambulatory services and community programs, the hospital provides a wide range of medical specialties including: anesthesia, dentistry, emergency, endoscopy, medicine, general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics, CCH has approximately 1,100 staff, 110 medical staff and an operating budget of over $100 million.

“MetaCare’s technical functionality will enable the launch of our automated medication distribution system later this fall,” stated Michel St-Onge, Pharmacist and Pharmacy Project Manager at CCH. “The system will also provide the pharmacists with improved support through a comprehensive screening tool in order to prevent drug interactions or dosage errors.”

MetaCare product solutions streamline all order entry, improve departmental workflows and productivity, support all documentation, reduce patient errors and improve patient outcomes throughout the facility. The company’s products have been deployed in various practice modalities across the United States and Canada including acute care, long-term care, behavioral health, rehabilitation facilities and addiction treatment centers.

“Cornwall hospital has expressed strong interest and demonstrated high competencies in medication safety initiatives during their selection process,” explained Sal Barcia, CEO of Meta. "In addition to our industry leading medication error reduction capability, our integration with automated medication dispensing systems will help improve workflow at this prestigious hospital.”

About Meta Healthcare IT Solutions
For more than 20 years, Meta Healthcare IT Solutions has been developing software solutions that exceed the expectations of the healthcare industry by providing innovative and comprehensive clinical information solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Our MetaCare Enterprise EHR™ suite provides health systems with a comprehensive and integrated solution to reduce medication errors, enhance clinical documentation and improve patient outcomes at the point of clinical care. 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)metacaresolutions(dot)com.

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