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Advancing Superior Health Care

BEACON is the name of BayCare's inpatient Electronic Medical Record (EMR), which is changing how we document and record patient information to go from mostly paper files to a new computer system. Every hospital in BayCare now documents in BEACON, providing the entire health team with a real-time record of the patient's care. We appreciate your patience as we work through this new technology.

Physicians can access BEACON by going to BayCare's Physicians' Portal at Dr. BayCare.

Phase III Has Begun

This phase includes:

  • PowerPlans (computerized provider order entry or CPOE)
  • Physician documentation
  • Quality/Core measures documentation
  • PowerNote documentation
  • Anesthesia documentation
  • PowerChart Maternity with FetaLink

Phase III Rollout Schedule 2012-2013

Jan. 30, 2012 - St. Joseph's Hospital North
March 21, 2012 - South Florida Baptist Hospital
June 12, 2012 - St. Joseph's Hospitals

August 2012 - Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin hospitals
October 2012 - Morton Plant Hospital
January 2013 - Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
April 2013 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Phase III Training

Physicians will need 8-11 hours of web-based and classroom training to prepare for Phase III. Physicians can schedule training at a facility preparing for Phase III by contacting physician support services. Training Log-on

Benefits of CPOE:

  • Evidence-based practice supported by standardized order sets implemented across all BayCare
  • Grouping of specific physician orders related to specific conditions, procedures, or elements of treatment
  • Efficient and convenient method of bundling orders to improve efficiency following best practice, standard and local policies

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