"Smart Room Journey to Patient Centered Care"

Michele Thoman
By Michele Thoman, MBA, RN
Chief Nursing Officer-NCH Healthcare System
Administrator- North Naples Hospital

The Cerner Smart Room attains the goal of creating a simple, contextually-aware care environment where positive patient outcomes and nursing efficiencies are at the core of care delivery. Not only are workflows simplified and improved, but both patient and caregiver experiences are greatly enhanced while transforming the delivery of care. Cerner SmartRoom

Cerner understands that organizations, as well as individual care environments, are designed to address many needs and objectives. The technology and solutions that support these purposes are flexible to meet those varied needs. Thus there is not a clear set of solutions that make up the Cerner Smart Room, but rather it is an environment with a completely interoperable solution platform in place. With this health care organizations can begin to rely on system applications to help caregivers make accurate decisions and mitigate any patient risks which might be prevalent with disparate or incomplete clinical information systems.

CareAware myStation is Cerner's interactive patient solution designed to engage the patient in the care process. Integrated directly into Millennium and CareAware applications, value is realized through increased nursing efficiencies with education delivery, improved patient care through medical device alerting and Millennium care plan alignment, and an enhanced patient experience by providing real-time EMR data and superior, stable entertainment options.

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