SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) takes another leap forward for patient safety this week with the launch of medication Positive Patient ID, or mPPID. CTMC is the first Adventist Health System hospital in the nation to deploy this technology.
mPPID is a simple bar-code scanning system which verifies that the correct medication and correct dosage are administered to the correct patient at the correct time. mPPID is a further IT enhancement that builds on the Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) system the hospital installed last August – a move that placed CTMC among the less than 5% of US hospital’s using this cutting edge technology. CPOE eliminates hand-written physician/provider orders, checks a patient’s medical record and prompts the prescriber about complications and co-existing conditions that may cause an adverse reaction
”mPPID is the latest advancement in technology to make a patient’s visit safer,” said Lana Cameron, CTMC Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “CTMC is committed to being a leader in healthcare technology, which furthers our commitment to safer care.”
Along with mPPID and CPOE, other new developments to make a patient’s visit safer and more “user-friendly” are My Access and NextMD. Both online systems allow patients to access their personal health information through a secure portal. My Access allows patients to review their hospital medical record summary, discharge instructions, immunizations, medications, procedures, clinical results such as labs, and more. NextMD is similar, however, the information and services available are specific to a patient’s relationship and care history with their personal physician.
For more information about any of these new service enhancements, please visit www.ctmc.org.