At a recent clinical staff meeting, a physician complained that the new requirement that clinicians enter all orders manually into the electronic record (CPOE) is slowing us down and causing errors. The IT and administrative staff were not the least sympathetic. Their message: it’s really not a big deal, it only takes an extra minute or two, and smart people like you should be able to master a simple skill like this. On the way home, I came up with a way to help them better understand: CPOE for management.
- Go to their computer and start the Errand Management Resource (EMR).
- Go to the Schedule Errands tab and open it.
- Enter each errand (picked from a list of 20,000 possible errands) and link it to a household or family category. Examples might include: