Mississippi hospital deploys Meditech's mobile nursing tool

Brookhaven, Miss.-based King's Daughters Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to implement Meditech's Expanse Point of Care software.

Expanse Point of Care is a web-based software for nurses and therapists that provides access to the company's patient care and patient safety solutions via smartphones and handheld mobile devices.

Meditech said its goal for the new software is to reduce the need for nurses and therapists to use desktop technologies that disrupt workflow and stand in the way of face-to-face patient care when viewing charts or providing medication administration.

Joe Farr, RN, clinical applications coordinator at King's Daughters Medical Center, said the Expanse Point of Care software has helped streamline his interactions with patients.

"Often I would have to turn my back to document medication administration, requiring me to go back and forth between the patient and a scanner," he said in a news release. "Expanse Point of Care allows me to do all of that on one device so I can remain patient-facing."

Meditech plans to release general availability of the Expanse Point of Care software during the first quarter of 2019.

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