Our EHR allows for routine, Now, and STAT order priorities, however Now and STAT function similarly by sending an order to the top of the pharmacy worklist. Options for ordering priority of inpatient medications were modifiedand Now priority was removed. We reviewed priority of medications ordered prior to this change and following it. A significant decrease (0.83%, CI 0.71-0.94, p<0.001) in proportion of medication orders which are prioritized in the Pharmacy queue was found.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: 1. Thoughtful design considerations are important when implementing CPOE systems.
2. Changes in order details available to prescribers can assist with resource utilization in an inpatient setting.


Chase Parsons (Presenter)
Boston Children's Hospital

Jonathan Hron, Boston Children's Hospital
Brenda Dodson, Boston Children's Hospital

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