HIMSS Launches New CPOE Wiki

CHICAGO (November 10, 2010) - Streamlining the search for CPOE information and insight, the new HIMSS CPOE Wiki brings data, documents and valuable guidelines on meeting and exceeding meaningful use into one location. The HIMSS Enterprise CPOE Workgroup developed the wiki with the leadership of workgroup Chair Paul Kleeberg, MD, Clinical Director for Minnesota and North Dakota REC REACH.

"The workgroup launched the wiki to broaden use and understanding of CPOE, a health IT application with continued growth and relevance to electronic health record system implementations," said Dr. Kleeberg.  "Physicians, nurses, implementation staff, pharmacists and anyone supporting the adoption and use of CPOE can find and contribute valuable information resources on the wiki."

Designed as an interactive discussion forum, the HIMSS CPOE Wiki connects users as they introduce a new or participate in a current conversation on CPOE. Users also can find/compare content, share best practices and templates and review lessons learned on CPOE implementation.

For easy navigation, the workgroup organized the wiki by various stages of implementation: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling, Transitioning to Operations, and Optimization/Maintenance. It is also organized by topics called "building blocks" that transcend stages of implementations.  Other wiki topics include:  

  • Success Stories
  • Federal Policy information
  • CPOE Adoption Statistics

The compilation of the CPOE information coupled with the interactive discussions gives users of the HIMSS CPOE Wiki a chance to learn from each other on their own schedule," said Edna Boone, MA, CPHIMS, HIMSS Senior Director, Healthcare Information Systems. "Just like a pre-surgical checklist, our wiki provides CPOE ‘building blocks' and lessons learned that serve as a checklist to  ensure  a health system's successful implementation of this key EHR component."

Visit the HIMSS CPOE wiki online and participate in and benefit from this new resource from HIMSS.