GLEN DALE - The rules in the medical game changed in 2010 for Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale. That November, the hospital initiated the MediTech 6.0 client server information system to move all patient records to an electronic format. The project was the result of more than two years of planning and preparation by hospital staff.
According to hospital spokesperson Melissa Marco, the MediTech information system is basically an electronic health record designed to make the medical process more safe and efficient. When issues arise for a patient, the new system helps staff communicate by automatically processing the patient's information and pushing it out to the appropriate hospital personnel.
The new applications are all fully coordinated into an enterprise system, and makes it easier for demographic, clinical, and financial information to be exchanged. This technology is to be used by all personnel as well, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, laboratory technicians, and others.
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Marco said that the new system reduces the paperwork between departments, but she said the best feature about the MediTech system is that it can be accessed anywhere.
"If you're across the country, your records can still be looked up," said Marco. "This way patients can be helped sooner and you avoid the duplication of services."
Those authorized to access Meditech can access clinical data from any MediTech using location, view that data in real-time, and rapidly trend patient data through graphs, flow charts, and lifetime result views.