Get Buy-in for Success
CPOE adoption requires commitment at the highest levels of the organization. Opinion leaders who are respected clinical experts, and are enthusiastic about the system and staff who speak the language of medicine and technology are critical. Because multiple clinical disciplines and IT and administrative groups are involved, a common vocabulary is needed.
If clinicians are highly motivated because they want decision support capabilities available through CPOE, the likelihood of success is greater. However, emergency room personnel may feel CPOE is inappropriate in acute situations. Such factors must be analyzed prior to implementation discussions to assess barriers.
Although decision support is considered a positive, too many alerts can aggravate providers. How many alerts will they tolerate before beginning to ignore them? How important is it to link decision support to evidence from literature?
CPOE is an ongoing effort that benefits from continuous improvement, so it’s important to include mechanisms for feedback and modification.
Where to Start?
HealthConnection’s Clinical Device Assessment helps facilities move through the stages of EHR meaningful use. We also offer services that can optimize network, server, and storage efficiency while addressing security and patient privacy regulations. For more information, complete this Information Request Form, or contact your account manager at 1-800-395-8685.