Every life begins with one common journey. Pregnancy.
More newborns are now exclusively breastfed at Women’s Hospital in Doha, Qatar, in part due to a new program that focuses on educating new mothers. Once the new education protocols went into place in the hospital’s high-dependency unit, which cares for women with complicated pregnancies, it reported a significant increase in the number of new mothers who chose to exclusively breastfeed.
In health care today, every second, dollar and patient matters. For Women’s Health and Maternity clinicians, who often care for two patients at once, the stakes can be twice as high. That is why Southwest General Health Center (Southwest General) – a 358-bed, non-profit hospital serving three counties southwest of Cleveland, OH – automated its Women’s Health and Maternity workflows using Cerner’s Fetal Monitoring and Ambulatory and Acute Perinatal Documentation solutions. Since its implementation in August 2014, Southwest General removed more than 40 hours per month from maternity workflows. It’s also found additional charges that were not captured in the previous, paper-based system — generating over $1 million in added charges in 2015. Most importantly, patient information is integrated with other areas of the hospital, providing a more comprehensive record for both mothers and infants.
" ...the core of their corporate mission has been to serve patients and their providers and provide tools that improve the capability to deliver high quality, efficient, cost effective, safe"
— William Hahn Jr., Obstetrician and Gynecologist, MD
Saving time for mum, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust saves time with PowerChart Maternity Saving the equivalent of one full-time employee may not sound like much, but at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust it’s giving midwives their sense of identity back. "They feel like midwives again. They don’t feel like clerics with a pen and a book," said Kate Hicken, change analyst. The health system, based in Bath, UK, implemented PowerChart Maternity in 2014. The solution has helped midwives nearly halve the time it takes to complete bookings. The additional time allows midwives to build greater rapport with mothers-to-be and gain a greater sense of the patient’s overall wellbeing.
Enables care providers to access up-to-the-minute clinical information for moms and babies. Using the unified Cerner Millennium® architecture, providers access an EMR that works in both the ambulatory and acute care settings.
Mobile viewing application for maternal and fetal monitoring data. Providing a graphical display of the relationship between fetal heart rates and contraction data.
Our integrated maternal and fetal monitoring system facilitates the flow of data from medical devices, to support display needs of clinicians both in an acute and outpatient setting. Incorporating fetal monitoring data directly into the EHR.
This creates a Single Source of TruthTM across the maternity care continuum, providing the context clinicians need to make enhanced diagnostic and treatment decisions. In addition, this integration with the EMR allows your organization to standardize workflows to eliminate redundancy and reduce waste. Ultimately, assisting the care team by providing the most accurate clinical information, allowing them to make the best care decisions for their patients.