Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HIMSS Launches New CPOE Wiki

The HIMSS CPOE Wiki is a valuable resource with Computerized Provider Order Entry recognized as a vital component to improve healthcare delivery and achieve meaningful use

CHICAGO (November 10, 2010) – Streamlining the search for CPOE information and insight, the new HIMSS CPOE Wiki brings data, documents and valuable guidelines on meeting and exceeding meaningful use into one location. The HIMSS Enterprise CPOE Workgroup developed the wiki with the leadership of workgroup Chair Paul Kleeberg, MD, Clinical Director for Minnesota and North Dakota REC REACH.

“The workgroup launched the wiki to broaden use and understanding of CPOE, a health IT application with continued growth and relevance to electronic health record system implementations,” said Dr. Kleeberg. “Physicians, nurses, implementation staff, pharmacists and anyone supporting the adoption and use of CPOE can find and contribute valuable information resources on the wiki.”

Designed as an interactive discussion forum, the HIMSS CPOE Wiki connects users as they introduce a new or participate in a current conversation on CPOE. Users also can find/compare content, share best practices and templates and review lessons learned on CPOE implementation

For easy navigation, the workgroup organized the wiki by various stages of implementation: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling, Transitioning to Operations, and Optimization/Maintenance. It is also organized by topics called “building blocks” that transcend stages of implementations. Other wiki topics include:

· Success Stories
· Federal Policy information
· CPOE Adoption Statistics

“The compilation of the CPOE information coupled with the interactive discussions gives users of the HIMSS CPOE Wiki a chance to learn from each other on their own schedule,” said Edna Boone, MA, CPHIMS, HIMSS Senior Director, Healthcare Information Systems. “Just like a pre-surgical checklist, our wiki provides CPOE ‘building blocks’ and lessons learned that serve as a checklist to ensure a health system’s successful implementation of this key EHR component.”

Visit the HIMSS CPOE wiki online and participate in and benefit from this new resource from HIMSS.


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at

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