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Southeast Alabama Medical Center Purchases PatientKeeper Mobile CPOE Software

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

Waltham, Mass. – Jan. 25, 2012 – 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.”

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About PatientKeeper

PatientKeeper’s EHR optimization software solutions streamline clinician workflow, improve care team collaboration, and fill functional gaps in existing hospital EHR systems.  With PatientKeeper as the “system of engagement” complementing the EHR, clinicians can easily access and act on all their patient information from PCs, smartphones and tablets. PatientKeeper has more than 70,000 active users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.