North York General Hospital in Toronto will expand its electronic order sets and develop a national computerized order entry toolkit for providers across Canada under a projected funded with $1 million from Canada Health Infoway, which invests federal funds to promote electronic health records adoption.
The hospital already has more than 350 order sets covering basic medicine, surgery and critical care. Now, it will build 250 more sets for pediatrics, maternal/newborn care and mental health.
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When built the Canadian CPOE toolkit will be available nationwide for free. Some of the funding will be used to evaluate physician adoption rates and patient outcomes.
North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is a Stage 6 hospital on HIMSS Analytics’ 0-7 scale of electronic health records adoption and is getting 94 percent of current orders electronically entered by physicians.
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