Catholic Healthcare West Begins Information Technology Upgrade
San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West will spend $137 million over the next eight years on information technology and workflow programs at its 42 hospitals, Modern Healthcare reports. The system will include computerized physician order entry, interfaces with bedside medical devices and computerized rules to help prevent adverse drug events. CHW said it will work with vendors over the next year to build an information system that integrates radiology, pharmacy, laboratory, intensive care and emergency department workflow. CHW will first install the technology at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz and St. Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center, both in San Francisco. CHW will install the system at its hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada over the next seven years (Morrissey, Modern Healthcare, 2/20).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.