Duke physicians adopt McKesson's Expert Orders

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Duke University Hospital has implemented McKesson Corp.'s clinical decision support and computerized physician order entry (CDS/CPOE) system.
   
Physician use of Horizon Expert Orders at Duke began in September 2004 and expanded to Duke's Heart Center by November, with nearly 65,000 orders each month entered by the physicians.
   
Once rollout is complete this summer, McKesson said its Horizon Expert Orders will be the baseline technology used for hospital-wide decision support at the point of care, with more than 1,000 physicians using the system. Duke also uses McKesson's automated robot and pharmacy information system to support its medication safety programs across the hospital.
   
McKesson said the two entities have formed a partnership to develop adoption models that will accelerate acceptance and use of the clinical systems. Under the agreement, Duke will provide clinical content with supporting citations for use in clinical decision support. It also will make its methodology for accelerated implementation processes available for use by other McKesson customers.
   
In addition, Duke's clinical content will become part of McKesson's Horizon Knowledge Center, a library of executable, evidence-based content used in Horizon Expert Orders to support decision making. Horizon Knowledge Center draws on content from commercial sources as well as other leading healthcare providers.