On October 13, 2014, ALERT® PRESCRIPTION went live at Sousa Martins Hospital, which integrates Guarda Local Health Unit in Portugal.
ALERT's solution for the electronic prescription of medication and diagnostic tests will provide support to the Pulmonary Medicine services at the hospital's inpatient unit. A team including 18 nurses, nine physicians, six pharmacists, four pharmacy technicians and three pharmacy assistants were trained to work with the solution.
The hospital's Pulmonary Medicine services has a 24-bed capacity and in 2013 alone provided care to 810 patients.
Sousa Martins Hospital is already computerized with ALERT® OUTPATIENT, ALERT® EDIS and ALERT® INPATIENT for its ambulatory, emergency and inpatient services, respectively.