Core 1: CPOE for Medication Orders

Objective
Use computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional who can enter orders into the medical record, per state, local and professional guidelines

In English?
For all of your patients who have a medication list, you must place at least one order for a medication on that patient using drchrono.  This can be through our eRx functionality or from the Medication List.

Measure

More than 30% of all unique patients with at least one medication in their medication list seen by the EP have at least one medication order entered using CPOE.

  • DENOMINATOR: Number of unique patients with at least one medication in their medication list seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period.
  • NUMERATOR: Number of patients with at least one medication in their medication list seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period. 

Alternate Measure (Optional)

More than 30% of medication orders created by the EP or authorized providers of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 12 or 23) during the EHR reporting period are recorded using CPOE. 

  • DENOMINATOR: Number of medication orders created by the EP during the EHR reporting period.
  • NUMERATOR: Number of patients in the denominator that have at least one medication order entered using CPOE. 

Exclusion
Any EP who writes fewer than 100 prescriptions during the EHR reporting period.

 

For additional information from the CMS regarding Core 1: CPOE for Medication Orders click here.


How to (iPad):

1. Select a patient, click the 3 bar icon on the top right of the screen, and select "New eRx"


2. Enter the medication information and click "Preview eRx"



3.  Click "Send eRx" to electronically submit the prescription, or hold down on "Send eRx" to e-submit, print, or fax.




How to (iPad alternative):

1.  Select a patient and click "Patient Chart"



2. Navigate to the "Medications & Allergies" section, and click the "+" sign to add a new medication:



3. Enter in the information for a new medication and click "Save" to complete the order.




How to (website):

1. Open up a patient's chart from Patient Lists or use the spotlight search:



2. Open up the "Send eRx" section to fill out an e-prescription for this patient:


3. Alternatively, you can place a medication order without creating an eRx.  From the patient's chart, open up the "Medication List" tab:



4.  Click the "+ New Medication" button to add a new medication and meet the CPOE requirement:











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