Press Release: March 02, 2010
Motion Computing, a leading provider of integrated mobile computing solutions, today announced from the 2010 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, the first annual Motion Excellence in Mobile Point of Care Award. The new annual award program is designed to recognise a commitment and dedication to deploying Mobile Point of Care Solutions that focus on enhancing clinician satisfaction and delivering the highest possible quality of patient care.
The first winner of the Motion Excellence in Mobile Point of Care Award is Springfield, IL-based St. John's Hospital. St. Johns, a Motion C5 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) user since 2008, has deployed a flexible mobility solution that supports the way clinicians work. St. Johns maintains a high level of commitment to patient safety and clinician satisfaction, and has delivered a truly innovative solution that significantly improves workflows, clinician satisfaction and enhances its overall quality of patient care.
Whether its maintaining the proper wireless environment, ensuring devices can support multiple workflows or giving clinicians solutions that can be consistently relied on, it takes a commitment to deliver a high quality mobile point of care solution that positively impacts clinicians, workflows and patients, said David Altounian, Motion Computing CEO. St. Johns is an ideal example of how the right planning and focus results in a truly successful MPOC deployment that delivers immediate impact to the organisation.
A Truly Flexible Mobile Point of Care Solution for Optimised Workflows
After deploying an electronic medical record (EMR) application from MEDITECH, the St. Johns team chose the Motion C5 MCA to extend the solution to the patient bedside. Now, with more than 600 C5s in use, the hospital has seen an increase in bedside patient scans from just 20 percent to 97 percent - resulting in improved accuracy of data collected and an increase in data efficiency. With the C5s, clinicians can access data at the bedside, the nurses station, or from various other points of service with fewer disruptions in care.
While the St. Johns team was enthusiastic with the C5s, they knew they needed additional solutions that could support its diverse range of clinicians throughout the hospital. The team chose the Motion Clinical Workstation (MCW-200) to offer a highly flexible computing solution that adapts to individual clinical workflows. Now with the C5s and MCW-200s, St. Johns has equipped clinicians with the ability to use technology right at the bedside or use a full mobile workstation throughout the hospital for more documentation-intensive workflows.
St. Johns has worked closely with Motion throughout our mobility deployment and relied on the teams expertise in helping to design and deliver the right solution for our clinicians and our patients, said Mark Krieger, manager of IT operations for St. Johns. Combining the C5 with the MCW-200 offers us a highly flexible computing solution that optimises EMR utilisation and enhances care across the hospital.
About the Motion C5 MCA and MCW-200
Now in more than 4,000 healthcare organisations worldwide, the C5 has proven to enhance clinician satisfaction, improve point of care documentation, increase clinician productivity and improve clinical documentation accuracy. The MCW-200 is a fully-integrated mobile computing workstation that provides clinicians with a reliable and dependable computing solution based on the Motion Active Power System, which offers up to 15 hours of battery life. For more information visit Motions healthcare solutions page.
2011 Motion Excellence in Mobile Point of Care Award
Beginning September 1, 2010, Motion will begin accepting applications for the 2nd Annual Motion Excellence in Mobile Point of Care Award. The winner will be announced at HIMSS 2011 on February 22nd 2011. Motion encourages healthcare clients, as well as healthcare solution providers and resellers that have worked closely with end-user healthcare organisations on successful mobile point of care initiatives to apply. The application will be available at Motions healthcare solutions page.
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About St. Johns Hospital
St. Johns Hospital was founded in 1875 by the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and is an affiliate of the Hospital Sisters Health System. As a regional referral centre, it provides tertiary care for the entire central and southern Illinois area. St. Johns Childrens Hospital, a partnership with SIU School of Medicine, provides neonatal intensive care, a Level III Perinatal Center, and paediatric services including paediatric rehabilitation. The centre includes an outpatient fetal evaluation laboratory coordinated by SIU and an antenatal unit. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit serves 35 counties in Illinois. Other special care areas include an adult intensive care unit, a bone and joint program, and comprehensive cancer care.
St. Johns also offers adult day care, home health services, and inpatient and home hospice care. About 16,000 surgical procedures are performed each year in the hospitals 25 surgical suites; more than 500 of these are open heart surgery procedures.
St. Johns is recognised as a leader in cardiac services, having the largest heart program in Illinois which includes the Prairie Heart Institute. The cardiovascular department offers a range of sophisticated diagnostic services for adult and paediatric cardiology and vascular patients. Individualised rehabilitation services are available for intervention or post-operative fitness.
The Level 1 Southern Illinois Trauma Center is a partnership between Memorial Medical Center, St. Johns and SIU School of Medicine. The two hospitals alternate responsibility for the trauma centre annually. St. Johns has an air/ground transport program, including the Saints Flight helicopter based at the hospital that is used for critically ill patients.
As St. Johns Hospital grows and moves into the future, administration and employees remain committed to the Hospital Sisters philosophy - All people are created by God and have an intrinsic dignity and value. St. Johns Web site is www.st-johns.org.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a leading provider of integrated mobile computing solutions, combining world-class products with services customised for the unique needs of target vertical markets. The companys enhanced line of rugged tablet PCs, mobile point of care solutions and accessories are designed to increase mobile productivity while providing portability, security, power and versatility.
Motion Mobility Solutions offers a complete portfolio of products, services and support that helps ensure a successful mobile deployment for increased productivity, reducing project risk while delivering a more rapid return on investment. Motion Computing and Motion are registered trademarks of Motion Computing, Inc, in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
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