Category Archives: CPOE

Menorah Manor: CPOE and eMAR Implementation Findings

Category: Impacts and Benefits of Electronic Medication Ordering and Administration
Organization Name: Menorah Manor- The Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center
Organization Type: Skilled Nursing Facility/Long Term Care Rehab Facility
Author: Chief Nursing Officer, Anabelle Locsin, EdD., RN, LNC

Organization Description: The Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center is located within Menorah Manor in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The CMS five star ranked non-profit facility has 180 beds and was an early adopter of electronic medical records and electronic medication administration. The facility has embraced the volume of data available with the conversion to electronic medication administration and uses the outcome data to drive resident quality of care and workflow decisions. The facility enjoys an active census averaging roughly high 30’s-50 new admissions per month, depending on the season.

OIE 2014 – A Wealth of New Information

Continuous innovation has always been a hallmark of Optimus EMR.  At our upcoming 2014 Optimus Information Exchange, October 1-2 in Tampa Bay, Florida, customers will once again learn about exciting new developments within the Optimus system. Following is a brief overview of some of the topics to be covered:

  • Deficiency Free Surveys: Be prepared for more than just the State Survey with tips and ideas to help manage your data and software so it’s not managing you.
  • Interoperability: Customers will learn about the next generation of Interfaces. CCD, RHIO, Clinical Data interfaces and more.
Optimus CPOE module

CPOE System – Integrated & Efficient

Just imagine: It’s the 17th of the month and the MAR’s and TAR’s have been sent to the pharmacy to be printed. In the 10 days before they come back, I have at least 100 new orders that will have to be manually written on the new orders sheets – ugh! I also have to do a double check on each and every resident’s orders just to make sure that they are correct. And how do I accomplish this? By pulling paper charts, one at a time, painstakingly going through each and every order, writing them in on the new MAR, plus calling the physician, because, hey here’s 2 orders that he didn’t sign. That in addition to documenting in the nurses notes, faxing the new order to the pharmacy, and writing the new order on the PO sheet. What a lot of paperwork!