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Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)/Medical Reconciliation Go Live

We are pleased to announce that physician order entry and medication reconciliation will no longer be paper-based at Mass. Eye and Ear in Post Op Surgical areas and Inpatient Floors beginning this fall.

The new computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system has been designed with physician participation to support physician workflows and increase patient safety. Adoption of CPOE by Mass. Eye and Ear is required for the achievement of Stage 1 Hospital Meaningful Use as set by the federal government. CPOE physician training will begin in mid-September.

Training will consist of web-based training accompanied by either classroom or one-on-one sessions where/when needed to accommodate for scheduling. Web-training begins on Sept. 17 and classroom training begins on Oct. 15. Click here for a link to a pdf of the training schedule.

On Nov. 5, 2012, Mass. Eye and Ear will go live with CPOE, which will allow physicians to electronically perform routine daily activities such as ordering labs, radiology procedures, and medications. CPOE will be used in post op surgical areas (e.g. PACU) and on inpatient floors.

An electronic Medication Reconciliation module included with the CPOE will make it easy for providers to track and transition patient medications from admission to discharge.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for all that you do to assure that our patients remain safe.

This project, as well as Patient Keeper (PK) and Anesthesia Documentation (iMDsoft) at the main campus, is part of an overall effort to meet MEEI safety goals and regulatory requirements. We understand the significant impact of such an effort on staff members. We appreciate your participation as it will contribute to the overall success of the organization and will result in the ability to progress with future clinical initiatives.

Page updated: Sept. 24, 2012