Having almost reached its goal of full activation of its computerized physician order entry (CPOE) throughout the enterprise, general internal medicine physicians at University Health Network's (UHN) Toronto General Hospital are now placing 95 percent of medication orders online using technologies provided by Misys Healthcare Systems.
As long-time users of Misys CPR system, physicians are now incorporating its clinical decision support tools to support UHN's patient safety initiative. Misys CPR is a core component of Misys Optimum, a family of systems and web technologies designed to connect community-based caregivers to acute-care organizations and achieve electronic data sharing.
Totaling 823, UHN consists of Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. Physicians, nurses and other clinicians at UHN have been using Misys CPR to enter orders for radiology exams and laboratory tests since 1988. Since June, select physicians at Toronto General Hospital have been placing medication orders online.
UHN said it plans to expand medication order entry to all physicians employed at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.