Why Am I Taking This Drug? Incorporating Indications in CPOE
3:00pm - 4:00pmThursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Currently, medication orders lack information about the drug indication (the reason for taking the drug). Integrating indications could pave the way for a safer, more complete continuum of care for the patient and save time during prescribing and related tasks (e.g. medication reconciliation). Indications-based prescribing has the potential to revolutionize prescribing by reengineering the prescriber workflow to incorporate indications. We have used a user-centered design process to develop an indications-driven CPOE prototype and conducted head-to-head testing against a leading commercial vendor, Epic, to compare efficiency, satisfaction and error rates. Along with the importance of indications, we will discuss our findings from this trial, and what they mean for the future of indications based prescribing. We will demonstrate our working prototype and the challenges and design considerations around building an indications-based CPOE system.