Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hard learned lessons in EMR/CPOE implementation

What happened after the dismantling of CPOE at Cedars-Sinai in 2002 just three months after go live? They went back to paper orders and, it seems, just recently began preparations for reimplementation.

I had heard of the fabled EMR debacle and was curious about the details. So, today I dredged up the story from the Washington Post.

By January 2003, at a heated showdown with management, several hundred doctors demanded an end to the hospital's short-lived experiment.

If you’re involved in planning for adoption of CPOE at your hospital, read the article.

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