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Cerner PowerChart Maternity and FetaLink launch July 26

Penn State Health will implement a new, integrated system to care for its pregnant patients and their newborns in clinics and hospitals on Sunday, July 26: Cerner’s PowerChart Maternity and FetaLink.  Physicians and staff from Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and their specialties were actively involved since the beginning of this year-long project.

This solution emphasizes standards brought forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and meets the upcoming standards for documentation that will be required by The Joint Commission.

Some highlights include:

  • TRACKING boards for quickly reviewing and updating patient status
  • DISPLAYING summary overview of mother and newborn clinical information:
    • Pregnancy Summary – quick view of pregnancy data. Weight tracking, lab results, pregnancy timeline, problems and OB exam documentation are examples of data aggregated in this view.
    • Newborn Summary – display results, delivery details with mother’s clinical information, bilirubin graph and newborn care timeline
  • LINKING mother’s record to newborn’s record to allow for integration of maternal clinical data in the care of a newborn
  • Built-in tools to support recognition and response to patients who are at higher risk for conditions that may result in increased maternal morbidity and mortality (postpartum hemorrhage screening, maternal fetal triage index, maternal early warning score and gestational hypertension evaluation)
  • FetaLink displays waveforms and annotations, integrating fetal and maternal monitoring data into CareConnect. It will replace GE Centricity at Hershey Medical Center and OB Trace Vue at St. Joseph Medical Center as the fetal monitoring system.

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