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New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Honored for the use of RFID Technology to Improve Patient Care

New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH) has improved patient care and outcomes through the use of RFID technology. 

NYPBMH incorporated RFID technology into their medication tray assembly process, in order to save time and improve accuracy. In recognition of the successful implementation of this process, NYPBMH has received acute care Stage 7 revalidation on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) SM for their use of RFID technology to improve distribution of medications.

NYPBMH has been using technology to improve patient safety and quality, reduce waste and save lives,” said Parag Mehta, M.D., senior vice chairman of the Department of Medicine and chief medical information officer at NYPBMH. “The Hospital has reduced mortality due to sepsis by six percent, and following implementation we have reduced infections and medication errors. We have improved vaccination administration and many other processes. Because we have been able to integrate all patient information into one unified system, the Hospital can run more efficiently, and improve the speed and quality of care it provides.”

“NYPBMH has several initiatives targeted at improving operational efficiency and patient safety.  Most notable is the innovative RFID solution used for code trays.  They have been able to significantly reduce the cost of managing trays while improving accuracy and thus patient safety,” said Philip Bradley regional director North America, healthcare advisory services, operations, HIMSS Analytics. 

NYPBMH will be recognized at the 2017  HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 19-23, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics website for more information on the EMRAM Stage 7 Award.  

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