Many organizations who use or want to use Order Sets, choose Evidenced Based order sets, which are a significant expense and most often require a subscription to a 3rd party vendor. Smaller organizations, which usually cannot afford the subscription maintenance, should consider the Cerner Model Order Sets as part of their Cerner Implementation. These order sets are based on what other Cerner clients designed, and use within their organization. When using these order sets, organizations need to consider some of the following information, as they develop or utilize the data in the model order set that will be used as part of their clinical operations.
In summary, order sets should be flexible enough that they can be used on a variety of patients, and should be designed by a multi-disciplinary team so that all applicable requirements, i.e., pharmacy, laboratory, etc. are in the order sets. Lastly, make order sets a part of the organization’s change control processes.
For more information on setting up an Order Set structure in conjunction with your Cerner Model Order Sets implementation, please contact Optimum Healthcare IT for more details.