News | March 05, 2007

Nursing Portal from McKesson Addresses Complex Demands on Caregivers

March 6, 2007 — Expanding on its continuum of solutions to support nursing workflow and patient-centered care, McKesson introduced the Horizon Nursing Portal at HIMSS. The new solution leverages the company’s experience deploying the industry’s most widely adopted portal, Horizon Physician Portal, which gives users secure, anytime, anywhere access to patient data via the Internet.

The new portal services as a “command center,” giving nurses access to the information most relevant to them, including clinical and medication histories, flowsheets, images and results as well as charting, medication administration, order management — even fetal strip monitoring and nursing-specific census management.

Horizon Nursing Portal improves patient safety by providing a longitudinal view of encounter data, including medication histories and clinical summaries, from multiple settings such as the emergency or surgery departments. It also helps providers address key National Patients Safety Goals from JCAHO, with a special module for medication reconciliation and customized tools for improving handoff communications such as an electronic Situation/Background/Assessment/Recommendation form.

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