We’veÂ finally stepped off the curb and are moving full speed ahead with our CPOE implementation. As a result I spent quite a bit of time last week with our Siemens assigned CPOE consultant. Heâ€™s a pharmacist which makes things nice because we understand each other and speak the same language.
The goal of one of the meetings I attended last week was to discuss the resources necessary to implement a CPOE system. Needless to say the project is going to be resource heavy. When it came time to tease out the IT pharmacist part of the project I was a little surprised at what I heard. The time requirements werenâ€™t surprising – several hundred hours – but where the pharmacist fits into the entire scheme was.
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