Health Monitoring Systems launched the MediCenter medication reconciliation service in 2009 with the help and support of over 25 hospitals that provided invaluable guidance in determining the needs of busy emergency department clinicians. 

Following our successful initial service launch, we are seeking 10 facilities to demonstrate leadership in defining a workable, efficient model for emergency department medication reconciliation.  The goal is to repeat and then refine the early successes in:

  • Increased accuracy and reliability of medication history and as a result, the medication reconciliation process
  • Reduced nursing time and increased staff compliance for complete medication histories
  • Improved operational ROI when compared to traditional interviews and follow-up calls

In recognition of the significant contribution that these 10 trial facilities will make, Health Monitoring Systems will provide the following benefits:

  • Free Trial – faciliites will be able to evaluate how to use automated medication reconciliation in their clinical environment.
  • National Recognition – medication reconciliation has proven to be a vexing issue for hospitals and the Joint Commission. Subsequent to the MediCenter trials, trial participants will be recognized for their significant contribution in national presentations, articles, and papers.
  • Reduced Service Fees – should a facility adopt MediCenter following the trial, Health Monitoring System will provide a 25% reduction in service fees.

Contact us to see if a MediCenter Trial makes sense for your hospital.  You can reach us at 1-866-231-7250 ext. 2 or by email at

Monitoring Insect Bites in Hospital Emergency Department Intake Data

Insects and arachnids are vectors for many diseases that have public health significance. In areas where these diseases are endemic, health departments routinely monitor these populations and apply control measures as needed. In other regions, monitoring is usually infeasible or unnecessary, but under extraordinary circumstances, such as widespread flooding, it could provide valuable information for disease containment.

The Ohio Department of Health provides one example. It demonstrated in 2008 that monitoring emergency department complaints related to mosquito and insect bites was useful for tracking the increase in mosquito populations that follows a major flood. Thus EpiCenter could be used to monitor disease vector populations in extraordinary circumstances in areas where the capacity for traditional trapping methods is not maintained.

Poster: “Monitoring Hospital Emergency Department Visits for Chief Complaints of Insect Bites after a Major Flood”, ISDS Conference 2008