Cerner’s pharmacy software solutions offer a unified vision designed to help your pharmacy clinicians facilitate accurate, beneficial medication therapy decisions, outpatient drug utilization and adherence management.
Cerner’s approach to medication dispensing and management encompasses the health care goal of improving patient care and outcomes- connecting the patient to safe medication therapy, even after discharge. The pharmacy professional has unrivaled medication expertise. Our pharmacy solutions are designed to capitalize on pharmacists’ clinical capabilities and to fully realize their role within both the medication process and patient care continuum.
One source of information unifies most pharmacy solutions.
At Toronto-based North York General Hospital (NYGH), one simple phrase resonates across the organization's 5,000+ staff, physicians and volunteers: Our patients come first in everything we do. With that mentality, the three-facility academic medical center embarked on a multi-year clinical transformation, including a complete redesign of its medication administration process. In 2010, NYGH implemented a closed-loop medication administration (CLMA) process, which allows clinicians to use Cerner's fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) to ensure the right dose of the right medication is given to the right patient at the right time. By leveraging information technology solutions, like Cerner's PowerChart, WorkFlowMonitor, Inpatient Pharmacy and CareMobile, at every step in the process, CLMA eliminates manual entry and fires an alert if a medication does not match the active orders in the EHR. From 2010-2015, NYGH detected and avoided more than 11,000 potential medication errors using CLMA. "The Canadian Adverse Events study identified that 23.6 percent of adverse events in hospitals are related to medications, and that many of these events are preventable." said Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Jeremy Theal. "CLMA is a prime example of how health information technology can reduce the risk of medication errors and make it easier for clinicians to deliver high quality care."
An integral part of any well-executed health systems’ medication process, RxStation is a Cerner solution that provides a single formulary across the health system, designed to help nurses and pharmacists efficiently manage medication dispensing and administration.
The Cerner Multum drug, herbal and nutraceutical database is a leading industry resource designed to assist you in your safe medication use efforts and reduce deaths as a result of adverse drug events (ADEs).
The medication dispensing process is one of the key drivers for delivering safe patient care. Using the Inpatient Pharmacy solution, your pharmacy and clinical personnel can automate their processes, engineered to allow patients to get the right medicine at the right time.
In today’s health care environment, it has never been more important to keep track of your patients’ health after discharge. An integrated retail pharmacy system within the health system’s outpatient or retail pharmacy can help monitor patients after they leave your facility.
Cerner’s pharmacy solutions are designed to provide a unified, seamlessly integrated medication process. The solutions assist with extensive clinical checks, ensure integrated data flow across processes and support providers with patient follow-up and therapy monitoring after discharge.
Most of Cerner’s pharmacy solutions share the same electronic health record and database, meaning you have a real-time view of important clinical data, such asunverified orders, allergy updates and patient contextual alerts, in one place at most stages of the medication process. These safety features may help prevent medication errors before providers reach the patient’s bedside.
Cerner’s Retail Pharmacy solutions offer comprehensive patient medication adherence and medication therapy management solutions to help you monitor your chronic disease patients’ medication therapy regimens and adherence practices after they leave your facility.