News | April 22, 2007

CPOE Users Convene, Explore IT's Role in Medication Safety

April 23, 2007 - Today, Siemens is convening approximately 175 leading users of its Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for its fourth annual CPOE symposium.

The event is intended to promote patient safety and enable best practices sharing among leading healthcare facilities and CPOE users, including physician leaders, nurse clinicians and informaticists, pharmacists and CIOs. The 2-day educational symposium features interactive discussions facilitated by expert physician and nurse CPOE users from institutions such as Holy Redeemer Health System (Huntingdon Valley, PA), Lifespan (RI), Alegent Health (Omaha,NE) and The Chester County Hospital (West Chester, PA).

"Emerging technology holds great promise for enhancing the delivery of healthcare," notes Siemens CPOE symposium keynote speaker and industry expert Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) (Huntingdon Valley, PA). "Prescription writing is perhaps the most important paper transaction remaining in our increasingly digital society, and electronic prescribing tools can minimize medication errors related to handwriting."

CPOE systems are electronic prescribing systems that help intercept errors when they most commonly occur - at the time medications are ordered. Siemens CPOE clinician users typically place 75 to 100 percent of patient care orders, including medication orders, electronically.

With Siemens' CPOE, clinicians can quickly access the information they need including, vital signs, test results, care plans, decision support and best practice order sets and rules. Once orders are entered, they are automatically sent to the appropriate (customer-defined) recipients - nursing, pharmacy, radiology and other clinical departments. The results and outcomes of every order are recorded to a growing repository of clinical data that can be accessed to analyze outcomes and improve best practices and care delivery.

For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/medical-pressroom.

Related Content

Pulse of Online Health survey, patient engagement, telehealth, remote monitoring
News | February 24, 2015
Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health,...
News | January 04, 2011
January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects...
News | March 02, 2010
March 2, 2010 – To better integrate technologies that will yield faster delivery of meaningful health information,...
News | July 06, 2008
July 7, 2008 - InTouch Technologies launched a new product feature, StrokeRESPOND, to extend the functionality of its
News | April 28, 2008
April 29, 2008 - Six hospitals serving patients in rural Maryland announced plans today to improve patient care by im
News | February 06, 2008
February 7, 2008 - Opus Healthcare will display its new Mobility 2.0 system, which displays on smart phones a wide va
Technology | December 26, 2007
STERIS Corp. and Questra Corp. recently announced the launch of the ProConnect Response Center.
Technology | October 21, 2007
Masimo announced the launch of Masimo Patient SafetyNet, a new remote monitoring and clinician notification system at
Technology | October 10, 2007
October 10, 2007 - Datascope Corp. recently announced the U.S.
Technology | October 10, 2007
The Oxinet III remote monitoring system from Covidien enables effective respiratory monitoring on general care floors
Overlay Init