Sutter Solano Medical Center
Sutter Solano Medical Center is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician organizations that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and pioneers in advanced patient safety technology.
The Hospital's technology—and the specialized team behind it—has made a vital difference when every minute is precious. Examples of recent patient safety investments include:
Conventional radiology systems are being upgraded to all-digital (filmless) technologies that offer enhanced images. Digital images use an electronic storage system called PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems). By connecting radiologists and other physicians with digital images, PACS streamlines clinical diagnosis and treatment, eliminates the usage and storage of film, and enables multiple users to view the same image at different locations.
In addition to general X-rays, the Hospital provides 16-slice computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, mammography and ultrasound.
Electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU)
The eICU provides an additional layer of expertise to help the Hospital's sickest and most vulnerable patients. Through advanced video and electronic monitoring, offsite intensivists (physician specialists in critical care medicine) can see patients in the Hospital's ICU, reading heart and breathing rates, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They can also communicate instantly with patients as well as with the doctors and nurses at the bedside, alerting them to changes and consulting on treatment options.
Administration Program (eMAP)
eMAP reduces potential medication errors through bar coding technology. By using advanced software applications at the bedside, nurses are able to positively identify both the patient and drug by simply scanning bar codes. They can also access vital information about the patient's current medications, conditions and drug allergies.
By reducing potential errors, eMAP ensures the safe bedside administration of medications throughout the Hospital.
Electronic Health Record (eHR)
eHR is a secured computer file of a patient’s health history (an electronic version of a medical chart). eHR provides clinicians with immediate access to patient health information to support important treatment decisions and provide a continuity of care throughout the Sutter Health network. Staff members at Sutter Health and the Hospital are working on a regional plan to implement eHR.