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Cerner Corp., Cerner Bridge Medical (PPID 2013)

Cerner Corp., Cerner Bridge Medical (PPID 2013)

Positive patient identification products, July 2013

Contact Information

Cerner Corp.
Paige Loftus
2800 Rockcreek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64117

Name of positive patient ID product Cerner Bridge Medical
Components of positive patient ID product software for positive ID of medication administration, specimen collection, blood transfusion, breast milk management, and mother/baby matching
Company is a reseller of this product(s) sell Cerner products and resell other companies’ hardware
• For whom company is a reseller Honeywell, Motorola, Intermec, Zebra, others
Company sells its products through distribution partners no
• Vendors with which company partners
First-ever installation of a positive patient ID product 1998
Most recent installation of current version of positive patient ID product 5/1/2013
Last major product release 3/1/2013
No. of contracts for U.S. sites where product is installed and operational
No. of contracts for foreign sites where product is installed and operational
No. of contracts signed since May 1, 2012
No. of facilities where product is installed and operational 80
Techniques to verify patient ID when creating a wristband on admission or to register outpatient not getting a wristband
Secure techniques to verify patient ID prior to each intervention or specimen collection one-dimensional bar-code wristband, two-dimensional bar-code wristband
• Type of biometric application
Manual entry of ID No. from wristband if bar-coded wristband not available yes
• Manually entered ID Nos. distinguishable in database yes
• Facility can elect not to allow manual entry of ID No. yes
Product functionality general laboratory specimen collection, patient and medication matching prior to medication administration, IV smart pump programming, patient and blood unit matching prior to blood transfusion, nursing data collection, breast milk matching, mother/baby matching
Techniques for specimen identification at time of specimen collection bar-code label printed at bedside, applied to tube
Data elements routinely encoded on specimen label in a machine-readable format configurable based on client preferences
Bedside technology for blood transfusion offered via positive patient ID product verification that a physician order is on record for transfusion, verification of informed patient consent, detection of potential mistransfusion, documentation of transfusion data, documentation of final transfusion record
• Techniques for reading labels on blood units one-dimensional bar code, two-dimensional bar code
• Manual entry of patient ID permitted for matching blood units for transfusion yes
Medication tracking offered via positive patient ID product order for medication, history of allergies, route of administration, intended recipient, correct dosage, rate of administration
• Techniques used to read labels on medications one-dimensional bar code, two-dimensional bar code
Handheld/point-of-care workstations
• Typical handheld workstation used device independent (depends on hardware chosen by client)
• Approximate weight of handheld workstation device independent
• How handheld workstation communicates with bedside bar-code printers Wi-Fi, USB
• How handheld workstation communicates with host LIS Wi-Fi
• Systems that ID-matching software runs on general-purpose Windows PC, pocket PC, mobile tablet PC
• Other vendors’ positive patient ID products can run on same handheld/ bedside PCs as company’s products without modifying operating system yes
Third-party hospital and/or laboratory information systems interfaced Allscripts, Epic, GE Healthcare, McKesson, Meditech, Mediware, SCC Soft Computer, Siemens, Sunquest
Capability for interfacing company’s own LIS with positive patient ID products Cerner’s LIS interfaces with Cerner’s positive patient ID products and those from other vendors
FDA 510(k) approval yes
• Applied for, but not yet received, FDA 510(k) approval
• Intend to apply for FDA 510(k) approval
Provide list of client sites to potential customers on request yes (a list of selected reference sites only)
• General license fee per facility
• Hardware cost for single handheld workstation
• Cost of software license per workstation
• Cost of information system interface
• Standard software maintenance fee covers updates to product yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company)

• Cerner Bridge IV smart pump auto-programming functionality is live and installed
• integrated medication reconciliation process provides complete support for JCAHO mandates
• mother/baby matching capabilities, in addition to breast milk matching

Note: a dash in lieu of an answer means company did not answer question or question is not applicable
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.