Instant information – recorded instantly

Provided by the WDMH Foundation

Thanks to our generous donors, every patient room at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) will have vital new equipment: a Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor.

Vital signs monitors will mean safer care and more time for patient care. When a nurse takes a patient’s blood pressure or other vital parameters such as heart rate or temperature, the information is transmitted directly to the patient’s electronic health record from the machine. There is no need to write things to enter the system later. This process saves time and improves accuracy.

In November, WDMH will launch the Epic health information system. Vital signs monitors are a key part of new technology. With Epic, patients will have better access to their own health information and smoother care from their providers. The system will securely store, organize and access patient records while maintaining patient privacy.

“A huge thank you to everyone who supported this important initiative. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, we were able to fund this project very quickly,” notes Kristen Casselman, Executive Director of the WDMH Foundation. “The timing worked out really well as WDMH kicks off Project Epic in November.”

The total cost of 70 monitors: $482,632.75!

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