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January 2011

Schedule Your CPOE Training Now

Go live for Phase 1 of CareLink CPOE (Computerized Provider Order Entry) was a success! From November 30 – December 10, as part of the Phase I pilot group, 57 physicians and mid-level providers were successfully trained to use the system, enabling them to enter orders on their own patients. "I am very proud of the doctors who participated in the Phase 1 pilot," says John McGillen, MD, medical director. "I'm also grateful for their cooperation and feedback, which helped us to refine CPOE for future phases. They did a terrific job!"

Nursing staff, unit secretaries, trainers, roamers, the IT Command Center and Help Desk provided support for physicians, as well as units and departments. As with all go lives, opportunities for improvement were discovered and resolved. Refinements were made to the system in preparation for Phase 2, which began on January 10. During this phase, it's estimated that 263 physicians and mid-level providers will be trained.

Have You Signed up for Training?

If you haven't already done so, doctors and mid-level providers in Phases 2-4 are highly encouraged to schedule their CPOE training session now. A combination of emails and letters were sent to physician practices to advise you of training session dates and times, how to register, and how to access the recommended computer-based pre-training. Training sessions are filling quickly–so don't delay.To register, call Physician Outreach at 847.618.5280.

CPOE Phased Training/Go-Live Schedule

Phase 2 – January 10
Cardiology/Internal Medicine/Family Practice/Infectious Disease/Cardiac ES

Phase 3 – January 24
General Surgery/Orthopedics/Gastroenterology/CV/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery/Urology/Neurosurgery/Pain Medicine/Anesthesiology/Ophthalmology

Phase 4 – February 7
Obstetrics/Gynecologists and OB/Gyne Hospitalists /Nephrology /Neurology/ Hematology/Oncology/Pulmonology/Psychiatry/Pediatrics/Endocrinology/Uro-Gynecology

Phase 5 – February 21
Endovascular Surgery/Interventional Radiology/Rheumatology/Physical Medicine and Rehab/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Radiation Oncology/Allergy/Dermatology/Pediatric Specialties/Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology

Phase 1 CPOE Statistics (November 30 – December 10, 2010):

  • Total Orders Entered (NCH employees and medical staff combined): 29,308
  • Total Orders Entered by Physicians: 4,657
  • Percentage of All Orders Entered Electronically: 36%
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