Computerized physician order entry system

Innovations

Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 03/07/14

The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Quality Incentive Program offers modest financial incentives to salaried physicians every 6 months based on their performance on three designated...

Verification Screen That Includes Prominent Patient Photograph Significantly Reduces Errors Caused by Orders Placed in Wrong Chart 10/30/12

Children's Hospital Colorado requires clinicians in all inpatient and outpatient facilities to confirm any order entered into its computerized order entry system through a popup verification...

14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money 01/06/11

Via Christi Health operates a telepharmacy program at 14 hospitals that enables offsite pharmacists to review medication orders and patient medical records via computer and then authorize the...

Six-Sigma Inspired Workflow Redesign Leads to Better Adherence to Evidence-Based Protocols and Fewer Infections for Surgery Patients 06/03/08

To reduce surgical site infections, Decatur Memorial Hospital used Six-Sigma techniques to review and standardize workflow processes for surgical patients throughout their hospital stay. These...

QualityTools

Payment Adjustments Tool For eHealth Programs 07/02/14

This interactive tool helps practitioners determine their payment adjustments and reimbursements for each of the Medicare incentive programs. It shows what payment adjustments to expect based on past, current, and expected future participation in...

Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing 06/22/12

These two toolsets offer step-by-step guides for implementing an electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) system in different settings. One is aimed at health care provider organizations, ranging from small independent offices to larger medical...

Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit 07/21/11

This toolkit, designed for small- and medium-sized health care practices and organizations, provides a workflow analysis for the planning, design, implementation, and use of health information technology (health IT). The analyses and redesign...

Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign: Summary Report 12/06/10

This report provides information and tools to help small and medium-sized outpatient practices assess their workflows to successfully implement health information technology (health IT). These practices are likely to need the most help in...

HIMSS State HIT Dashboard 10/05/10

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) developed the State Health Information Technology (HIT) Dashboard to provide health care professionals and policymakers with easy access to information and resources on major HIT...

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