An annual Leapfrog evaluation showed the Department of Defense’s new electronic heath record, known as MHS GENESIS, outperformed legacy systems on safe medication ordering.
As part of the Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey, the DOD added participation in the Computerized Provider Order Entry evaluation process in 2022. This industry standard tool uses randomized scenarios to assess the performance of the federal EHR patient medication ordering decision support tools. The evaluation helps providers at military hospitals and clinics identify strategies to improve safe medication ordering and enhance patient safety…
“The survey results show that the federal EHR supports enhanced patient safety,” said Bill Tinston, director of the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization office. “The separate, legacy EHR systems are outdated and unable to create a seamless care experience as provided by the federal EHR. There is recognition that the federal EHR saves providers time and enables more standard workflows to support enhanced clinical decision-making and patient safety.”
Within a year of participating in the industry standard Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey, the Defense Health Agency Leapfrog Program Team, DHA Health Informatics, and Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program Management Office Baseline Clinical Informatics team developed a process for DOD Leapfrog CPOE testing and support. Together, they streamlined the workflow testing process, saving frontline clinicians and administrative teams countless hours—allowing them to stay focused on their mission of patient care… Read the full article here.