Successfully and Effectively Integrating healthcare's CPOE and EMR
There’s certainly been no shortage of radical change and upheaval in healthcare over the last few years.
And there’s no indication that it’ll settle down any time soon. As new technologies, such as computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic medical records (EMR) make their way to the front lines of patient care, opportunities abound for consultancies that can successfully implement and integrate new technologies seamlessly and successfully.
When done correctly, CPOE decreases delay in order completion, reduces errors related to handwriting or transcription, allows order entry at point-of-care or off-site, provides error-checking for duplicate or incorrect doses or tests, and simplifies inventory and posting of charges. But implementing an EMR and its CPOE capabilities can be a real challenge.
With that in mind, plan now to join us online March 21—at no cost—and uncover answers to such critical questions as:
- What are the keys to successfully integrating CPOE and EMR?
- What are some of the best practices of implementing CPOE?
- What are the biggest inhibitors to success and how can your clients avoid them?
- What are the consulting opportunities around CPOE and EMR?
- What steps should you be taking right now to position your firm?
PLUS—get answers to your own questions during the live question and answer session immediately following the presentation.
Hosted by Consulting Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Joe Kornik, this webinar promises a unique perspective on integrated CPOE and EMR from several of the profession’s pre-eminent thought leaders on the topic. Each will offer an insider’s view on what is driving demand, as well as challenges and opportunities and case studies that will highlight some of the best practices right now.
Fletcher Lance, Vice President and Health Care Lead for North Highland will offer a high-level overview of CPOE and EMR and how to discover efficiencies between the two technologies.
Mareeka Bachuss, a Registered Nurse and Consultant at North Highland, will offer detailed lessons from a front-line user of the technologies in a hospital setting.
Dr. Mark Van Kooy, Director of Clinical Informatics for Aspen Advisors, a boutique healthcare IT consulting firm, will discuss one of the biggest challenges to successfully implementing CPOE and EMR, the adoption of the new technologies by physicians. He’ll also share some industry best practices.
And finally, Dr. James Gamble, the Medical Director of Informatics at Virtua, a non-profit healthcare system in that operates a network of hospitals in New Jersey, will present a case study of the implementation of CPOE at the Virtua Health and Wellness Center in Voorhees, N.J. He’ll also provide a detailed progress report.
This event is offered free of charge
to consulting professionals courtesy of our sponsor, Elsevier/Gold Standard. We invite you to register now
and to forward this invitation to others in your organization.
About the Presenters
Vice President and Health Care Lead, North Highland
Fletcher is a Vice-President and National Healthcare Leader with the North Highland Company. He has over 18 years of experience in healthcare. He has worked in every segment of the industry including payer, provider, life sciences and government. Fletcher has worked with Blue Cross of Florida, American Healthways, HealthSpring, Renal Advantage, American Service Group (Prison Health Services) and many others. Prior to joining North Highland he was COO of a leading application service provider company in the behavioral health market place. Fletcher worked with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and KPMG (BearingPoint) prior to forming the application service provider company.
Registered Nurse and Consultant, North Highland
Mareeka brings to North Highland over 13 years of healthcare delivery experience as a nurse leader. She has held significant roles at both the facility and corporate level that include: service line development and implementation; creating and refining programs for improving publicly reported clinical measures, cost containment, and quality improvement; design and implementation of electronic health records including CPOE, evidence based order sets, documentation standards, process flows, and quality assurance and risk management measures. Her experience as a nurse leader also includes management of unionized staff, electronic health record training, leading and managing change and physician recruitment and contracting. Mareeka holds a BSN from the University of Kentucky and MSN from Vanderbilt University. She has experience with small community hospitals, large academic medical facilities and healthcare delivery corporations.
Dr. Mark Van Kooy
Director of Clinical Informatics, Aspen Advisors
A clinically active physician for 28 years, Dr. Mark Van Kooy’s direct interaction with patients has provided him with a great insight into his non-clinical healthcare activities. Dr. Van Kooy has held numerous roles as an educator and problem solver, including his current role as Director of Clinical Informatics for Aspen Advisors, a boutique healthcare consulting firm. Prior to Aspen, he served as the Medical Director of Informatics at a four-hospital health system overseeing the deployment of a CPOE platform, which included working with the Medical Executive Committee and Executive management team to streamline workflow and ensure physician adoption of the technology.
Dr. James Gamble
Medical Director of Informatics, Virtua
James D. Gamble, MD, is Medical Director of Informatics for Virtua, a four-hospital health system in New Jersey. He is a primary care internal medicine physician, and for the past 19 years has been a member of the faculty of the Virtua Family Medicine Residency. He received his medical degree and did his Internal Medicine residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Gamble has a master's degree in computer/information science from the University of Pennsylvania.
President, Elsevier/Gold Standard
As President of Elsevier/Gold Standard, Marianne Messer oversees all aspects of product development and sales for the complete suite of pharmacy solutions, including Clinical Pharmacology, Gold Standard Drug Database, ToxED, MTM 360 and ProspectoRx.
Ms. Messer, who joined Elsevier /Gold Standard in 1996, served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Corporate Development since 2004 and was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With more than 34 years of experience in electronic publishing, Ms. Messer is an expert on the use of information in workflow and point of care systems, as well as on the electronic drug information industry and its role in improving clinical outcomes and reducing costs. Prior to joining Elsevier /Gold Standard, Ms. Messer worked for LexisNexis, the largest legal and news online information service, a Reed Elsevier company.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Consulting magazine
As Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Consulting
, Joseph Kornik oversees the editorial operations and overall mission of the publication. Mr. Kornik is also responsible for the magazine’s Web site and all live and virtual events, including the Consulting Summit
—the largest annual gathering of management consultants in North America.
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Vice President and Health Care Lead,
Registered Nurse and Consultant,
Dr. Mark Van Kooy
Director of Clinical Informatics,
Dr. James Gamble
Medical Director of Informatics,
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