WHAT: Methodist Hospital will host the Cerner and Nurture “Smart Semi” — an 18-wheel semi-truck that showcases interactive technology designed to improve the patient’s experience and clinical outcome. The Smart Semi is a mobile showroom featuring innovative technology and solutions in an environment designed to improve workflow and enhance care. The rolling exhibit includes interactive technology that transforms a standard patient room into a healing environment, and gives patients access to everything from their own Personal Health Records to ordering meals at the touch of a button from their bed.
Technology featured in the semi includes the following:
• myStation – Delivers an innovative patient/hospital experience by transforming the standard patient room into an interactive healing environment. Patients can access their personal health records (PHRs), learn about the doctors and nurses providig their care, access the Internet, movies and video games and even order their meals at the touch of a button from the hospital bed.
• RxStation – Manages the medication dispensing process to help nurses reduce the chance of dangerous medical errors. This automated medicationdispensing cabinet features drawers that open automatically when a nurse clicks on a medication order entered in the patient’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
WHO: Kara Marx, CIO of Methodist Hospital, hospital executives, Cerner representatives, and staff will be available for interviews
WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Methodist Hospital, 300 W. Huntington Drive. Arcadia, CA 91007
MEDIA CONTACT: Ann Azer, (626) 898-8076
Tony Yang, (626) 898-8973