Hospital CPOE collaborative to market order sets via Zynx

Three major health systems that have jointly developed more than 1,000 clinical order sets are joining with Zynx Health to market the order sets to other providers implementing computerized physician order entry.

"CPOE is hard," Dr. Loren Hauck, senior VP and CMO of Adventist Health System, Winter Park, Fla., tells FierceEMR. "We want to share our learning and best practices with others that may not be as far along" toward achieving meaningful use of EMRs.

Adventist is one of three members of the Care Collaborative, along with Ascension Health and Catholic Healthcare West, that have been working together on standardizing order sets for nearly five years. All are faith-based organizations that are among the 10 largest health systems in the country, according to Hauck, and all three have Cerner EMRs and use CDS content from Los Angeles-based Zynx Health.

The new Care Collaborative Order Set Library encompasses several subspecialties for which order sets aren't commonly available. "The paired vendor [Zynx once was owned by Cerner] didn't have content in neonatology at the time the collaborative started," Hauck said by phone from a Zynx user's group meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla., today. The library is available as an extension product to subscribers to ZynxOrder CPOE order sets.

Zynx says Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Kirkland, Wash., are among the first customers. 

For some background:
- read this Zynx Health press release