Kansas hospital chooses IntelliDOT

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Hiawatha Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hiawatha, Kan., has implemented IntelliDOT’s Bedside Medication Administration, a handheld, barcode reader point-of-care (BPOC) product.

The San Diego-based IntelliDOT said its system is a wireless, handheld BPOC product for bedside medication administration, ensuring and documenting the five points of medication management: medication, dose, route, patient and time.

The IntelliDOT system integrates with Hiawatha's Hann's On Ascend Pharmacy System, according to the company. Orders from the pharmacy system are sent via HL7 and appear on the nurse's IntelliDOT wireless handheld device. Data elements include: patient demographic and identification information, patient allergy information, order number, ordered medications, dose amounts, dose units, SIG codes, custom dose times, route, order start/stop times and order status.

IntelliDOT said its handheld system provides reminders for medications due, late medications and even follow-up pain scale collection reminders. When the nurse responds to the IntelliDOT system prompts at bedside, and enters medication administration and follow-up documentation, the data is sent to the IntelliDOT eMAR, which Hiawatha is using as the legal patient medication administration record.