Electronic entry of clinical care orders not only enables more efficient care delivery, but also enhances patient safety by reducing the incidence of medical errors due to incomplete or illegible orders. This learning module provides instruction covering the full range of knowledge and skills required of the Health Informatics Specialist/Clinical Applications Coordinator (HIS/CAC) to construct and maintain all types of orders, orderable items, menus and menu items for use in Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Once prepared with comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter, participants are presented with hands-on exercises and practical strategies to develop and maintain orders and order menus.
Enrolled participants must have access to CPRS and all HIS/CAC menus and keys in their TEST, MIRROR or Training accounts in order to participate in the required exercises. It is assumed that the participant already possesses basic proficiency in using the CPRS graphical user interface.
Prior completion of the modules Becoming an Effective CPRS Trainer and ASU/TIU is strongly recommended.