Christiana Care Health System is taking a giant leap forward toward a comprehensive Electronic Health Record with the launch of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), technology that makes it easier, more efficient and safer for doctors to order tests and medications.
The system goes live on Jan. 28 at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital and soon thereafter at its other hospital, Christiana Hospital. It will be the most extensive use of CPOE in Delaware and one of only a handful in the region.
“CPOE transforms the way we provide care to our patients because it emphasizes patient safety by dramatically reducing the risk of medication and order entry errors,” says Terri Steinberg, M.D., MBA, Christiana Care’s chief medical information officer. “It also helps doctors to be more efficient in patient care.” [Read more…]