T plus 5 hours – CPOE Go-Live, Putting It All Together

 

Its 0700 and we’re going live with computerized provider order entry on schedule. With this, we have a completely closed-loop communication from the ordering provider, to the verifying pharmacist, to the dispensing robot, to the bedside nurse who’s using barcoded medication administration. Putting it all together eliminates most of the major sources of medication error in a hospital.

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