Siemens deploys imaging & IT systems at Long Island hospital

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Winthrop-University Hospital of Long Island, N.Y., has awarded Siemens Medical Solutions a contract to install an array of medical imaging technologies and clinical information technology (IT) systems.
   
The 591-bed medical center will implement Siemens' Invision CPOE (computerized patient order entry) software to enable Winthrop physicians to directly enter patient care orders into the hospital's clinical databases and review medical profiles online via a secure virtual private network.
   
In addition to CPOE, the hospital will install Siemens Med Administration Check, which uses bar code technology to verify the five rights of administration.
   
In addition, Winthrop will roll out a wireless infrastructure, providing physicians and clinicians with encrypted, remote access to patients' test results and medical records, and offering the convenience of ordering prescriptions and tests via mobile computers.
   
Supplementing the IT systems, Winthrop is installing Siemens medical imaging equipment, including two e.cam gamma cameras, an Axiom Artis dBA biplane flat panel interventional angiography system, and the Somatom Sensation 64 computed tomography (CT) scanner.
   
Installation of the technologies is slated to begin at the end of 2005.