News | April 09, 2007

Jupiter Medical Choses Joint Wireless Solution to Enhance Access to Patient Information

April 10, 2007 - Jupiter Medical Center chose a joint wireless solution from AT&T Inc. and Palm Inc. to deliver McKesson's Horizon MobileCare Rounding solution. The combination of these technologies enhance Jupiter Medical Center physicians' access to patient information by allowing them to pull the most current data - in or outside the hospital - to support more informed decision-making and improved workflow.

Since 2005, Jupiter Medical Center physicians have used McKesson's mobile decision-support software solution to wirelessly access patient data, such as charts, lab results and medications. Physicians are now in the process of testing one of Palm's latest products - the Palm Treo 680 smart device from AT&T - to take advantage of its smaller form factor, lower price point and additional memory to extend their ability to get patient information remotely.

Barry Miskin, M.D., general surgeon, says, "With the Treo 680 smart device, my time is used more efficiently at the hospital. I can look up patient information before performing surgery, and if there is a discrepancy, have it addressed immediately. The Treo 680 has met and exceeded all my expectations. I was a skeptic at first, but now I can't imagine performing my day-to-day tasks without it. I find that I work more efficiently because I can view all of my patients' data even before I arrive at the hospital."

Jupiter Medical Center turned to mobile technology to provide its physicians with a way to gain faster access to patient information to reduce medical errors and enhance the quality of patient care. With AT&T's nationwide(2) wireless data network and industry-best international roaming capabilities, Treo smart devices running McKesson's Horizon Mobile Care Rounding solution gives physicians access to vital information that enhances efficiency and productivity, whether they are within the hospital campus, on the other side of town, across the country or halfway around the world.

Jupiter Medical Center's adoption of a wireless solution for its medical staff is in keeping with its history as a technologically savvy organization. Since 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has been at the forefront of medical innovation, evidenced by its range of clinical expertise and specialty services. Jupiter Medical Center's commitment to adopting technological advances is evident on many fronts. It is often the first facility in its area to offer clinical trials, advanced diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive surgical procedures, and patient-care enhancements, and it boasts the county's first "operating room of the future," an all-digital surgical suite.

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