McKesson installs integrated perinatal system at St. Lukes

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Healthcare information technology developer McKesson said it has successfully implemented its Horizon Perinatal Care system at St. Luke’s Hospital-Allentown, Pa., campus, part of the St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network in northeastern Pennsylvania. The product is an obstetrics/perinatal information system designed to support continuity of care between the labor and delivery department and other hospital departments and units.

The integrated system, now live at St. Luke’s, combines fetal strip archival and surveillance capabilities with components of McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals suite of healthcare information systems that are used in obstetrical care, such as enterprise clinical history and interventions, documentation and bar-code medication administration.

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network uses McKesson’s clinical systems across four campuses for documentation, medication administration, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), pharmacy, laboratory, and emergency care, according to the San Francisco-based firm.