Woman’s Hospital is a 168-bed hospital located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the largest specialty hospital for women in the U.S., today announced it is now live on MEDITECH Expanse Point of Care (POC). Expanse POC, a fully integrated component of the EHR, harnesses the full power of the nursing solution into an intuitive, handheld workflow with the full capability to view charts, document, and provide safe medication administration at the patient’s bedside on a small, handheld device, giving the patient and provider more face-to-face time.
With MEDITECH Expanse EHR nurses and therapists are now equipped to connect with their patients on a much deeper, personal level with unprecedented safety and precision. “The concept of using handheld devices is so familiar in day-to-day life, and our nurses have been seeking the same innovation in healthcare,” says Tanya Johnson, BSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Manager at Woman’s Hospital. “Using the MEDITECH POC solution within our Mother/Baby units truly supports family bonding by allowing the nurse more time to engage with the patient, without limitations related to equipment or connectivity.”
Opening its doors in November of 1968, Woman’s has remained a private, nonprofit organization consistently recognized for its care of women and infants with over 8,000 deliveries per year. Woman’s also performs more than 7,600 surgeries and 45,000 breast procedures, as well as over 55,000 Pap screens, each year.
“We appreciate the trust and confidence our community has placed in us, and we take that responsibility to heart,” said Paul Kirk, CIO at Woman’s Hospital. “We strive for excellence in all that we do, and that includes equipping our clinicians with the most effective tools and technology to deliver the highest standard of care.”