Any Hospital physician with a PDA now has clinical patient data right in their hands the minute they walk into the building, thanks to MercuryMD, a new clinical delivery system for patient data that's compatible with most handheld computers.
"Data is sent directly from the Hospital's LastWord system to the physician's handheld device, either wirelessly or through sync stations, without any manual data entry," says David Crutchfield, Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Simply by entering the Hospital and synchronizing, physicians will be updated with the latest information on personal and group census lists, patient demographics, lab and diagnostic reports, medication orders, and transcribed reports.
With instant access to up-to-date patient data, MercuryMD promises to allow physicians more time with their patients and less time retrieving information. "It gives you access to patients' x-ray reports, lab results, and consultations wherever you are in the Hospital, making it safer and more efficient to treat your patients," says nephrologist Mahesh Krishnan, MD, a member of the Physician Steering Committee that reviewed the software at the end of 2003.
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