CPOE Implementations Yield High Physician Usage

March 31, 2010

Malvern, Pa., March 30, 2010 – Holy Redeemer Health System and Riverside Health System, two U.S. healthcare providers that recently implemented Siemens Healthcare’s Soarian Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) capabilities, are already reporting strong physician adoption and support since first going live several weeks ago.

The 244-bed, Holy Redeemer Health System based Meadowbrook, Pa, a longtime Siemens INVISION CPOE user, was the first Siemens CPOE customer to migrate from this legacy system to Soarian. According to Holy Redeemer, physicians were placing 75% of all orders electronically through Soarian CPOE within the first week. To facilitate a smooth transition to the new system, Holy Redeemer trained over 1,700 end users in preparation for the event.

“The training paid off: we were able to transition our order entry to the Soarian system efficiently while keeping our patients safe,” said Anthony V. Coletta, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Holy Redeemer Health System. “I likened the transfer to changing computer systems on the NASA Shuttle, while it was already half way to the moon.”

Soarian CPOE is now successfully implemented with existing Siemens Health IT solutions at Holy Redeemer, including Soarian Clinicals , Soarian Scheduling, Siemens Pharmacy, and syngo Dynamics.

For Riverside Health System, a 904-bed, five-hospital health network based in Newport News, VA, Soarian CPOE was rolled out to hospitalists at its Riverside Regional Medical Center. Within four weeks of the initial launch, physicians were placing 30% of all orders electronically and the health system says its other physician groups are anxious to begin using Soarian CPOE.  As a result of the successful launch at Riverside Regional, health system leaders elected to move forward quickly with a Soarian CPOE launch at a second facility, Riverside Tappahannock.

“Riverside is pleased with the early results of Soarian CPOE at two of our hospitals,” said John Stanley, CIO for Riverside Health System. “We will add a third, all within a three-month period.”

Like Holy Redeemer, Riverside also integrated Soarian CPOE with its existing Siemens Health IT solutions: Soarian Enterprise Document Management, Soarian Clinicals, Siemens Pharmacy, and Medication Administration Check (MAK), which together have already resulted in significant clinical impact, including increased patient face time through a reduction in manual documentation processes.

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