SOURCE: IntelliDOT Corporation

September 08, 2008 11:36 ET

Stillwater Medical Center Achieves One Million Medication Administrations With No Serious Errors Using IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration™

IntelliDOT's Medication Administration and Lab Modules Now Integrated With MEDITECH Healthcare Information System

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of wireless, handheld barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater, OK, the first customer to implement IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration (IntelliDOT BMA™), has safely administered more than one million medication doses since 2004 with the system.

"We've given well over a million medication doses using IntelliDOT BMA and we know for a fact that it's safer," said Bill Arrington, Director of Pharmacy at Stillwater Medical Center. "We did a post-implementation study and our medication error rate went to zero."

About a month after the implementation of IntelliDOT BMA in 2004, Stillwater Medical Center documented the success of the IntelliDOT System as part of a clinical study on its 32-bed 3rd Floor Medical Unit. Results from 139 observed medication administrations showed a reduction in total errors (wrong time, route, dose, med, patient) from 30 percent (42/139) to 0 and serious errors (wrong med, patient, dose) from 2.2 percent (3/139) to 0. In addition, patients not identified per policy fell from 41.7 percent (58/139) to 0 and clinical parameters not charted per policy fell from 2.9 percent (4/139) to 0 when IntelliDOT BMA was used.

Due to the system's ease of use and high adoption rate among nurses, Stillwater Medical Center has continued to eliminate serious medication errors and just passed the one million mark. Due to its continued success, the hospital recently purchased and installed the IntelliDOT Phlebotomy Specimen Collection™ (IntelliDOT PSC™) module. Stillwater's phlebotomists now manage approximately 200 specimen collections each day with IntelliDOT PSC. Both the medication administration module and the specimen collection module are accessed on the same IntelliDOT wireless handheld device, which prompts caregivers through procedures and issues alerts when orders do not match the barcode on the patient's wristband.

Stillwater Medical Center uses interfaces purchased from both MEDITECH and Iatric Systems, Inc., an IntelliDOT alliance partner, to communicate real-time clinical data between the IntelliDOT System and Stillwater's MEDITECH Client/Server system. Patient admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) information, pharmacy orders, as well as phlebotomy specimen orders are sent to the IntelliDOT System through interfaces built by Iatric Systems, Inc. Medication Administration data generated by the IntelliDOT System is sent to the MEDITECH electronic medication administration record and electronic medical record through an interface purchased from and built by MEDITECH.

According to Chris Roark, Chief Information Officer at Stillwater Medical Center, the IntelliDOT System's performance contributes to its successful clinical use by the hospital's nurses and phlebotomists. "We were impressed with IntelliDOT from the start, because they were ahead of the competition with a small, but highly functional wireless device," Roark said. "The system and the interfaces have been very reliable and don't require a lot of maintenance or tweaking. Also, the IntelliDOT handheld device itself has proven to be very stable and durable."

"Stillwater Medical Center's achievement is testimony to the effectiveness of IntelliDOT BMA in eliminating medication errors at the bedside," said Thomas G. Klopack, President and CEO of IntelliDOT. "And today, Stillwater continues to play a leadership role in the adoption of BPOC for patient safety across the continuum of care with the addition of IntelliDOT PSC for the lab."

The IntelliDOT System is a best-in-class wireless, workflow manager that connects caregivers with the information systems they need at the point-of-care. Designed by nurses for nurses, the IntelliDOT System enables clinicians to perform safety checks and safely administer and document medications at the bedside using a lightweight, handheld device in just one hand. The IntelliDOT System satisfies Joint Commission standards for patient identification and assures accuracy by verifying the five rights of medication administration: right medication, right dose, right route, right patient, right time; as well as ensuring required follow-up documentation, such as pain scale, is performed in a timely manner and accurately recorded. Additional modules that run on the same handheld device include phlebotomy specimen collection, blood product administration, mother-baby breast milk matching and vital signs collection.

About IntelliDOT® Corporation

IntelliDOT is a leading provider of wireless, handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions that connect to any healthcare information system to improve patient safety and nurse workflow. When using the IntelliDOT System, nurses can easily manage all tasks associated with five-rights medication administration safety checks and related documentation. Additional modules include specimen collection, blood product administration, mother/baby breast milk matching and vital signs collection. IntelliDOT was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Diego. More information can be found at www.intellidotcorp.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with market acceptance of the CAREt System, whether the company will be successful in raising additional funds, the risk that sales of the CAREt System will not increase to target levels, and the effectiveness and marketability of healthcare information technologies, as well as other risks.

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