OCH to benefit from computerized system

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Starting Monday of this week, January 17, patients at Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette (OCH) will benefit from computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The CPOE system reduces errors caused by handwriting or transcription, decreases delays in order completion and improves efficiency by offering entry at pointof-care.

OCH’s first phase of EMR was implemented just before the New Year, which included acomputerized order entry system for ancillary departments and electronic documentation for inpatient nursing and emergency departments. Full EMR implementation is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

“These changes provide a central storage medium that is uniform across the hospital so everyone accessing a specific patient is seeing the information they need to make the best care decisions possible,” said ...


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