Thursday, February 16, 2006

Computerized physician order entry thriving at Vanderbilt

Although the news about CPOE and EMR has been mixed this past year things are looking up at Vanderbilt according to this update. This program, clearly one of the success stories, was home grown, developed gradually, and had input across multiple disciplines. It is part of a larger evidence based medicine initiative at Vandy. Dr. Paul Keckley, leader of the Vanderbilt EBM project, was interviewed here at Soundpractice.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a physician at Vanderbilt, the computerized order entry system and EMR efforts really are pretty good. While data entry can at times be labor intensive, having all of the patient records (including orders) is really useful.

Clark Bartram said...

Why so interested in Vanderbilt? Your profile says you are in Arkansas.

R. W. Donnell said...

Clark,
Went to med school there 71-75. Not many people there I know now but I keep up with developments through the VUMC reporter, etc. Boy, that place has changed!

Clark Bartram said...

You're telling me. The Children's hospital is amazing. Still some bugs to work out but overall a great place to work.