KDMC Optimizes Clinical Mobility for Greater Efficiency and Patient Care
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King's Daughters Medical Center
Is clinical mobility a goal at your organization? It was for King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC), a 99-bed facility in Brookhaven, Mississippi. KDMC is a recipient of many prestigious awards, including Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” for six out of seven years and Healthcare’s “Most Wired.” Its leadership team takes patient care very seriously and knows that optimal care is achieved with enhanced clinical efficiency and provider satisfaction. At KDMC, that meant a migration to MEDITECH Expanse for its web-based benefits and physician-centric design. “Having worked with various platforms, it’s clear to see that Expanse was developed with physician input, because it has common sense solutions that any provider would appreciate,” says Joe Farr, RN and clinical applications coordinator at KDMC.
To enhance mobility for its nursing staff, KDMC deployed Expanse Point of Care (POC) in conjunction with Zebra clinical mobile devices and Imprivata® Mobile Device Access (MDA). These two solutions are offered with the new MEDITECH-endorsed partnership between ACS MediHealth and Forward Advantage. Together, they provide the enhanced level of care that KDMC strives for with fast, secure access to mobile clinical data and more face-time between patients and caregivers. “We are very excited by the new partnership and the potential it brings to MEDITECH customers,” says David Dean, executive vice president at ACS MediHealth. “In conjunction with MEDITECH, we have heavily tested the Zebra device to ensure peak performance for our joint customers.”
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Zebra devices at KDMC were never mandated, because they are viewed as an optional tool to enhance clinician workflow. Despite this, the devices have been widely adopted by clinicians – with some areas using them for close to 100% of their medications. The efficiency of the devices, the ability to do more in less time, and single sign-on are all credited for the successful rollout. “Forward Advantage had the best overall vision for the project and made sure we hit all our marks and timelines,” concludes Farr. “Our COO told us that we hit this one out of the park. There’s a lot you can do with the devices, such as load department-specific apps that may be clinically relevant. Our next phase is to implement our secure messaging platform on the devices.”
“KDMC was a pioneer with this project,” says Mike Knebel, VP of sales at Forward Advantage. “They are a valued customer with a clear vision to improve clinical efficiency and patient care. As a MEDITECH partner and Imprivata reseller, Forward Advantage is pleased to be in this unique position to help hospitals like KDMC achieve their vision.”
About King's Daughters Medical Center
King’s Daughters Medical Center is an acute care, 99 bed hospital founded in 1914 and is located at 427 Highway 51 N. in Brookhaven, MS. Over the past several years King’s Daughters has been continually recognized by numerous rating agencies for their quality, patient care and safety along with their employee satisfaction scores. Visit https://kdmc.org/ for more information.