The mission of CommonSpirit Health is to make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve. As we strive to provide the best care possible for our patients, new technologies have emerged to make this possible. EPIC Rover is a mobile app that allows clinicians to record documentation and conduct barcode validation at the point of care, typically the patient bedside.
As an extension to workstation-based barcoding, Rover facilitates administration of medicine through a bar-coded system, using a device-mounted scanner to ensure positive identification of patient, medication, and clinician. The use of this technology prevents medication errors and enhances patient safety.
EPIC Rover connects in real time to the central database, providing access to other information held in the system, like patient lists and charts. To open a patient’s chart from a patient list using Rover, an individual would simply tap the patient’s name or use the device scanner to scan the patient’s wristband.
Rover displays relevant medication advisories at the point of care, supports recording of vitals, and provides a clinical summary of allergies, labs, current medications, and intake/ output. It also assists in confirming the “five rights”-right patient, right medication, right dose, right time, and right route of administration.
CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Nebraska Heart are piloting this program. The total cost for both organizations is $87,000 and currently over $54,000 has been raised.