A Painless Path to CPOE?
[Excerpted from InformationWeek Healthcare]
A recent report from KLAS should make CPOE easier for those providers that already have an EMR system in place but have not added an order entry component. The research group interviewed six independent healthcare facilities across the nation to get their take on a CPOE program called PatientKeeper. The providers unanimously declared that they see the EMR overlay as a long-term solution for their facilities, according to KLAS.
Evidently, providers were satisfied with PatientKeeper because it could be used in conjunction with an existing EMR. The KLAS report, PatientKeeper 2013: A New Take on Inpatient CPOE, quotes one IT director who describes the program as "a nice alternative for people who don't want to do a rip and replace."
Whether you install a CPOE from one of the major EMR vendors, a third party like PatientKeeper, or build your own platform, the time for procrastination is over.