Jefferson University Hospitals

Integration Of Patient Information

In conjunction with the Department of Information Systems (DIS), the Department has developed and implemented a Patient Information System, which maintains profiles for each patient's medications and actively interfaces with other Hospital patient information systems such as those used by nursing and the clinical laboratory.

This system allows our pharmacists to access detailed information about a patient’s current and previous inpatient and outpatient encounters. Patient information, including drug usage and cost information, is downloaded to our Clinical Financial Management System, which allows for detailed analysis of therapies.

The Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) System allows doctors to enter their orders into a state-of-the-art computer system that interfaces with the clinical laboratory, clinical information databases, and automated dispensing devices.

This network of systems allows pharmacy personnel located throughout the Hospital to access the information and resources necessary to provide optimal patient care. As an institution committed to improving the quality of patient care, this system permits pharmacists and physicians to design more efficient, effective and individualized pharmaceutical care plans for our patients.