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IT Investment Distinguishes Childrens Hospital Los Angeles as Industry Leader.



KANSAS CITY Kansas City, two adjacent cities of the same name, one (1990 pop. 149,767), seat of Wyandotte co., NE Kansas (inc. 1859), the other (1990 pop. 435,146), Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties, NW Mo. (inc. 1850). , Mo. & LOS ANGELES -- Only 2.7 percent(1) of U.S. hospitals are currently using some form of computerized physician order entry (CPOE CPOE Computerized Physician Order Entry
CPOE Computerized Provider Order Entry
CPOE Computerized Prescriber Order Entry
). With the implementation of Cerner Corp.'s (Nasdaq:CERN CERN or European Organization for Nuclear Research, nuclear and particle physics research center straddling the French-Swiss border W of Geneva, Switzerland. ) CPOE system, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles continues to distinguish itself as one of the premier pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.

pe·di·at·ric
adj.
Of or relating to pediatrics.
 healthcare providers in the state of California and in the nation.

"The electronic management of medical information is one of the most urgent priorities in healthcare and perhaps the most important component for reducing costs and improving medical care," said Childrens Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Walter W. Noce, Jr.

Cerner's CPOE system coordinates the workflow of physicians, nurses and pharmacists around the complex and calculated process of weight-based medication management. The software provides clinicians with scientific data for pediatric care at locations throughout the hospital's network of inpatient settings, outpatient clinics and physician practices. Using CPOE, Childrens Hospital can benchmark and assess the quality of treatment it provides, streamline care and reduce inefficiencies.

Childrens also implemented a solution to automate emergency room registration, triage triage

Division of patients for priority of care, usually into three categories: those who will not survive even with treatment; those who will survive without treatment; and those whose survival depends on treatment.
, tracking, clinician orders, documentation and medical records; software to simplify laboratory clinical and management processes; and a solution combining demographic, clinical and financial information to prevent adverse drug events, minimize transcription errors and reduce pharmacy costs.

"Childrens Hospital and Cerner share a strong commitment of caring for kids," said Zane Burke, president of Cerner's western area. "Their willingness to implement CPOE and other core clinical solutions illustrates how devoted to patient safety Childrens truly is."

With 35 pediatric hospital clients, Cerner is a leading supplier of healthcare IT solutions for the children's healthcare market. Cerner's client roster includes seven of the 29 U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report

Weekly newsmagazine published in Washington, D.C. U.S. News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence (1888–1973) to cover important domestic events; he founded World Report in 1945 to treat world news. The two magazines were merged in 1948.
 "Best Pediatric Hospitals 2004." In addition, a 2003 report(2) indicates Cerner has the largest share of currently marketed CPOE systems when including both live and contracted acute care hospitals.

"It's really about the kids at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and about doing what's best for them," Noce said. "The electronic management of medical information is proven to enhance medical care, making us a better, safer environment for the children and families who depend on us."

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century and is acknowledged throughout the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Childrens Hospital is one of America's premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission  for more than 72 years. It is a national leader in pediatric research. Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report and its panel of board-certified pediatricians have named Childrens Hospital Los Angeles one of the top pediatric facilities in the nation.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is speaking at the Cerner Health Care Leadership Forum Oct. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla., about California's nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. The healthcare provider will discuss the implementation of CPOE at the Cerner Health Conference Oct. 10-13 in Orlando.

Cerner Corp. is taking the paper chart out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 1,500 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner's logo; Nasdaq:CERN; www.cerner.com.

(1) 2004 KLAS KLAS Keystone Library Automation System  Enterprises CPOE Digest: www.healthcomputing.com.

(2) 2003 Dorenfest Complete IHDS IHDS Integrated Health Delivery System + Database(TM)
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