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Oswego Health Selects JACO UltraLite Carts for New EHR System

By Matt Rossini on May 21, 2012 8:02:00 AM |

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May 2012 Franklin, MA - JACO, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of point-of-care (WOWs) Workstations On Wheels is proud to announce a new (EMR) Electronic Medical Record workstation rollout at Oswego Health.  Founded over a century ago, Oswego Health provides healthcare services to its entire community in upstate New York. With recent investments made in its facilities and equipment over the past several years, this forward-thinking health system continues to raise its standard of care to new heights, and its new rollout of WOWs is a testament to its commitment to service the entire community of Oswego County with world-class healthcare.

One of the Oswego Health’s recent investments is in a new (EHR) Electronic Health Record software to automate its medical information capturing and record keeping process. By utilizing ProVation Medicals’ EHR software solution, Oswego Health will gain greater accuracy with its medical records which will provide its team of healthcare professionals with vital information to improve care and address immediate health concerns for patients. In order to fully leverage this powerful EHR software, Oswego Health is utilizing JACO’s Workstations On Wheels throughout the entire hospital to achieve true bedside care.

Oswego Health chooses JACO medical carts for EHR rollout.Selecting JACO UltraLite WOWs for its new EMR rollout, Oswego Health was able to make use of JACO’s capabilities to customize its fleet of carts in addressing the particular needs of each department of the hospital. JACO Inc. designs, manufactures, assembles and services its product line in its corporate facility located in Franklin, MA. The UltraLite Workstation Series is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and steel and it’s with great pride that the company stamps its entire product line with the words Made-In-America.

Oswego Health selected JACO’s UltraLite 500 lithium powered Workstation On Wheels series and the UltraLite 200 non-powered series for EMR implementation. By incorporating an on-board lithium iron power system on their UltraLite 500 series carts, nurses will receive full shift mobile runtimes and fast battery recharging thereby allowing the staff to keep their focus on providing care and not wasting precious time waiting for a charging workstation. In addition to the lithium power systems, these durable WOWs are configured with numerous options and features like storage drawers for medication delivery, scanner holders for barcode scanning for (BMV) Bedside Medication Verification and ergonomic monitor displays and keyboard trays.

One of the unique features to JACO’s UltraLite 500 Series is a patented TRAC steering system. TRAC steering operates very similar to the steering controls of a hospital bed.  To engage the TRAC systems, nurses step down on a foot lever. This patented steering system provides improved traction control for steering a cart down hallways and in and out of patient rooms. TRAC steering has been proven to help reduce nurse fatigue associated with steering a WOW by upwards of 40% over carts without a sophisticated steering system. Investing in this technology, Oswego Health has helped to protect the health and wellbeing of its clinical team by reducing the likelihood of on-the-job injuries.

Oswego Health also selected JACO’s non-powered mobile cart series for certain applications at the hospital. The UltraLite 200 series is the lightest weight mobile cart in the healthcare industry, with a starting weight at just over 40lbs. Featuring a small base footprint and infection-control ready non-porous powder coat surface finish, the UltraLite 200 non-powered  series provides their  team healthcare professionals with a flexible laptop WOW solution to move effortlessly throughout Oswego Hospital.  Oswego Health purchased their new fleet of JACO WOWs through JACO’s information technology partner, Flexible Business Systems. Flexible Business Systems provides IT products and services to health systems in both metropolitan and rural areas of New York.

About Oswego Health: Founded over 125 years ago, Oswego Health’s mission is to provide accessible quality care and improve the health of the residents of Oswego County, New York.  Oswego Health consists of Oswego Hospital, a 164-bed acute care community hospital, Springside at Seneca Hill, a  retirement living community and The Manor at Seneca Hill, a short-term rehabilitation and adult day health care program.  Making major investments over the past several years in its facilities and equipment, Oswego has transformed its operations to include state-of-the-art technology. With a brand new ER that is equipped with a central cardiac monitor system, modernized critical care rooms,  and a new medical imaging department featuring the most advanced digital radiology room, Oswego Health is now prepared to offer world-class care to its entire community.

About ProVation: A provider of procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD, ProVation MultiCaregiver and ProVation EHR software reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment through electronic procedure documentation. ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, puts evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.  ProVation Order Sets is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence, and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), http://www.provationmedical.com/

About Flexible Business Systems: For over 25 years, Flexible Business Systems has been serving hospitals and medical practices throughout the state of New York with information technology, IT services and solutions.  They help healthcare organizations identify, implement and maintain the technology they use to improve patient care and to comply with government regulations and contain costs. Flexible Business Systems’ robust offering is capable of addressing an array of needs.  Flexible Business Systems is located at 85 Corporate Drive in Hauppauge, New York. http://www.flexiblesystems.com/ 

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