Health care information technology blossoms in Kansas City

July 2, 2013 5:05 AM

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Fulton, a registered nurse on staff in Truman Medical Centers’ Hospital Hill intensive care unit, gets real-time electronic information about prescriptions, vital signs and any other aspect of patient care. His “CareMobile” device, never far from his side, quickly showed him that the patient’s physician had just changed the prescription order.

“It’s faster and safer,” Fulton said of the technology. “It used to be that physicians scratched orders on paper, which went to the pharmacy and then to us. Now, the order goes to the pharmacy electronically, and as soon as it’s validated, it shows up in CareMobile.”

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