Are the hospitalists at Sonora Regional Medical Center using any new technologies to make my hospital stay safer?
We are very committed to improving patient safety. We are involved in the Medical Center’s transition to an Electronic Medical Record system. This will allow physicians to place medication orders electronically, which has been shown to reduce medication errors. We are developing order sets (templates that help define specific protocols and speed up the ordering process), that incorporate evidence-based medicine shown to have the best clinical outcomes.