West Va. state facilities deploy Medsphere e-medication system

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Medsphere Systems has installed its Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) capability at all eight facilities in West Virginia’s network of acute, psychiatric and long-term care hospitals.

Medsphere provided a local pharmacy with secure access to the state’s OpenVista EHR network so that the pharmacy could provide services to five state department of health and human resources facilities.

Each patient at a West Virginia facility wears a wristband containing a medical record number, which identifies them and their pharmaceutical requirements through electronic medication administration records. The pharmacy supplies medications and uses patient records to verify all pharmacy orders from the patient records, according to Michael J. Doyle, president and CEO of Medsphere.