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German Hospital Certified EMRAM Stage 6


Nurtingen’s Medius Klinik is the first hospital in Germany to win a level six certification in the EMRAM seven-stage model. To achieve this, documentation from all the facility’s caregivers must be inscribed in an IT system. It also requires end-to-end medication handling, from prescription to bedside administration.
This ensures adherence to the 5-R rule—right patient, right medication, right dose, right time and right route. The hospital uses Agfa’s ORBIS electronic medical record package for full digitization and paperless operation.
One element is a system for dispensing medication that combines drug, patient and staff barcodes. The integrated ORBIS scanner uses a unique standard for interpreting the various barcodes, reducing errors. Medius spokesperson Gertrud Turk-Ihli explained in a press release the system facilitates overall management and improves patient and staff safety, adding that the company hopes to boost all their hospitals to the same certification level.

About the Author

Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He has lived in southern France for 15 years. Michael is the copy editor of MedicalExpo e-magazine.

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