GE Healthcare joins with healthcare institutions to provide enterprise orders and pharmacy software

GE Healthcare IT introduced centricity enterprise orders and Pharmacy, the latest release of the integrated cross-continuum computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and pharmacy system. The solution seamlessly integrates CPOE, Pharmacy Verification and Dispensing, and Nursing Documentation in consolidated workflows across areas of care.  The application offers customizable order sets and embedded real-time clinical decision support aimed to reduce preventable medical errors and the turn-around time for medication orders.

GE Healthcare IT introduced centricity enterprise orders and Pharmacy, the latest release of the integrated cross-continuum computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and pharmacy system. The solution seamlessly integrates CPOE, Pharmacy Verification and Dispensing, and Nursing Documentation in consolidated workflows across areas of care.  The application offers customizable order sets and embedded real-time clinical decision support aimed to reduce preventable medical errors and the turn-around time for medication orders.

GE Healthcare partnered with the Mayo Clinic, University of Virginia and University of California San Francisco in the development of Centricity Enterprise Orders and Pharmacy. These organizations consulted on early prototypes that served to improve and refine the functionality of the CPOE and integrated pharmacy solution.  

David Mohr, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair Mayo Clinic Rochester Information Technology Committee said, Although CPOE has been available for over 10 years, most systems were not built from the physician’s perspective but rather from that of the nurse, pharmacist or ward clerk. This solution's intuitive approach to CPOE streamlines rather than complicates physician workflow by reducing the time and number of steps and fields needed to generate a computerized order.  Our solution has also reduced the time from when a medication order is written to when it is received in pharmacy from 50 minutes to a matter of seconds. At the Mayo Clinic, we process over 25,000 orders daily. Integrated clinical decision support rules are triggered 250, 000 times per day.

Graham Hughes, General Manager of Product Strategy, GE Healthcare IT said, Centricity Enterprise Orders and Pharmacy moves medication management beyond the walls of the pharmacy by integrating physicians, pharmacists, and nurses into a true closed-loop medication management system. With Centricity Enterprise, patient care flows naturally from the clinician order.  Workflow can be tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population of care providers. Clinical decision support can alert the appropriate users as orders go through each stage of signature or verification as well as alerting the nurse when new orders or order changes are ready to be carried out.