Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) in San Diego has implemented the Cerner Millennium healthcare computing platform to improve patient care and increase compliance in its emergency department (ED).
A 16-solution Cerner Millennium suite was deployed throughout the hospital, including the ED, leading to many time-saving benefits and more efficient communication among providers, Cerner said. With computerized physician order entry in the ED, clinicians have immediate access to information that standardizes patient handoffs.
The integrated system now automatically creates a custom referral report that pulls patient information, such as name, demographics, clinical data and medication information, and securely transfers the referral data to providers at the clinic each day, said Reid Conant, MD, chief medical information officer, Tri-City Emergency Medical Group.
Tri-City Medical Center is a 397-bed, full-service, acute care facility.