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Christiana Care Health System Rolls Out Electronic Computerized Provider Order Entry
Date:1/28/2010

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System is taking a giant leap forward toward a comprehensive Electronic Health Record with the launch of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), technology that makes it easier, more efficient and safer for doctors to order tests and medications.

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The system goes live on Jan. 28 at Christiana Care's Wilmington Hospital and soon thereafter at its other hospital, Christiana Hospital. It will be the most extensive use of CPOE in Delaware and one of only a handful in the region.

"CPOE transforms the way we provide care to our patients because it emphasizes patient safety by dramatically reducing the risk of medication and order entry errors," says Terri Steinberg, M.D., MBA, Christiana Care's chief medical information officer. "It also helps doctors to be more efficient in patient care."

With bar-coded wristbands and an electronic medication administration record (eMAR) system already in place, Christiana Care joins a small and elite group. According to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) standards, the addition of CPOE puts Christiana Care in the top 3.6 percent of hospitals in the United St
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