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PatientKeeper Enhances CPOE Offering with Electronic Interface to MEDITECH's Pharmacy Application

Physicians’ inpatient medication orders are now entered directly into MEDITECH PHA for pharmacy verification and fulfillment

WALTHAM, Mass. May 27, 2015PatientKeeper®, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced the availability of an electronic interface between its PatientKeeper CPOE™ application and the MEDITECH™ Pharmacy (PHA) application. The interface enables physicians’ medication orders to be entered directly into MEDITECH PHA for pharmacist verification and fulfillment.

PatientKeeper’s PHA interface is live at hospitals in Idaho, Oregon and South Carolina and will be implemented at others shortly.

In parallel with the entry of orders into PHA, PatientKeeper CPOE sends an electronic PDF to the pharmacists’ document queue that provides the pharmacy orders in the full context of the orders that the physician is making.  This allows the pharmacist to get a holistic view of each patient’s treatment plan. The PDF also serves as a level of redundancy in case there is a problem with the interface.  It highlights any medication orders that were not able to be interfaced to reduce the possibility of an order delay.

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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.