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Technology Initiatives

Health care technology can help to ensure your safety during your hospital stay.

At LMH, we believe technology and automation leads to safer, more effective and efficient care. With the implementation of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and physician documentation tools, LMH is in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption. This significant investment in time and dollars is solely to improve patient care and safety.

As pioneers in using the electronic health record technologies and a long-term partner with Cerner, a Kansas City-based medical technology company, LMH is on the leading edge of hospital automation. Learn more about our technology initiatives below.

Electronic Medical Records
Bar Codes
Documentation at Bedside
Smart IV Pumps

Electronic Medical Records
Electronic medical records (EMR) contain your complete health information. At LMH, we use EMRs instead of paper medical records. EMRs also keep you safe during your hospital stay by making patient information immediately available to all caregivers who quickly need the information. EMRs provide clarity of physician orders and of physician notes and plans. Clinical alerts are provided at the time of order entry, providing another safety net for the patient. The availability of all health information assures accurate information is at your doctor’s fingertips quickly, whenever or wherever you are.

Bar Codes
When you’re admitted to LMH, you receive a patient ID wristband with a bar code. LMH has been using bar code technology since 2006 to improve patient safety. Bar code technology helps us to identify you as the correct patient before medications are given. They validate the right patient, the right medication, right dose, right time and right location.

In addition, our phlebotomists (technicians who draw blood) use Collection Manager™, a portable bedside device that verifies your identity through the wristband bar code and then prints a label for your technician to immediately apply to your blood container. This technology prevents mix-ups between blood specimens so there is never a chance of the wrong results causing incorrect care decisions.

Documentation at Bedside
Our nurses use CareMobile®, a handheld device so nurses can automatically document medication administration while still at your bedside. These devices immediately communicate your vital signs to your patient record. Your caregivers will have immediate access to up-to-the-minute information about your medications, treatments and test results.

Smart IV Pumps
LMH nurses and staff use Alaris® infusion (IV) pumps. These “smart pumps” are programmed to give you medications during your hospital stay. Smart Pumps help nurses calculate the correct dose of each IV medication, and they alert nurses when dosages or administration times are not within the preprogrammed parameters.