In an effort to standardize systems that will eventually support Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), a team representing a several nursing homes in Minnesota created a standardized physician order work flow. In this webinar, you will learn how this standardized workflow is being used to improve resident safety and save time and effort for the prescribers and the care facilities.
Nursing home staff.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe how a standardized work flow improves order transcription expectations, time, and reduce number of order clarifications
- Describe how a reduction of provider variation in physician order writing across care facilities benefits the providers and the facilities
- Identify a standardized Physician Order Form that is being used in several care facilities
Slide handouts PDF Standardizing Physician Order Workflow.
Emily Downing, MD, is a board certified geriatrician and internist. Since February 2018, Dr. Downing has led Allina Home Care Services as vice president of medical operations, in dyad partnership with vice president of operations Julia Crist. This includes leadership over Senior Health (previously SeniorCare Transitions) medical practice, hospice, palliative care, home health, and durable medical equipment. Before her current role, Dr. Downing worked for Allina Health as comprehensive medical director for SeniorCare Transitions Care and medical director of long-term care within SeniorCare Transitions. She did her medical training at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado in internal medicine and geriatrics.
John Mielke, MD, CMD, is the chief medical officer of Presbyterian Homes and medical director of the Optage House Calls primary care practice. His medical practice is primarily in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living settings. He provides medical direction services at a number of nursing homes in the metro area. He is a supporter of the Metro Alliance of Geriatric Providers.
Tammy Marik, RN, works for Presbyterian Homes and Services as a regional director of clinical services. In her current role, Ms. Marik oversees the clinical practice of eight skilled nursing facilities (including three large transitional care units) and five assisted living sites and works in collaboration to develop and implement policies and procedures for Presbyterian Homes and Services. Tammy has been in long term care since 1984 as nursing assistant, nurse supervisor, clinical manager, director of nursing, and consultant.
Veronica Polinske, RN, is the corporate technology resource nurse at Presbyterian Homes and Services. She has long-term care experience in a variety of roles, including nurse, nurse management, and director of nursing. She works collaboratively with PHS facilities and vendors related to clinical technology utilization. She has been working on efforts to improve utilization of PointClickCare to create efficiency, consistency, and improve quality outcomes.
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