The Evidence-based Order Set Solution That is Easy to Use
Order Optimizer’s physician-designed interface is intuitive, fast and easy to use. Time saving features like the patented Merging Engine and Favorites tool are proven to cut physician ordering time by over 50% for complex cases. And with our cloud-based SaaS model, users can always access our user-friendly interface and advanced functionality for greatest efficiency–from any workstation, laptop computer, mobile device or tablet. The system can meet the needs of any organization by providing orders electronically, mapped into virtually any EHR, or printed for the chart.
The Order Optimizer evidence-based order set application has many unique features that assist the workflow of the hospital physician:
Patented Merging Engine
Order Optimizer efficiently addresses co-morbidities in a physician workflow-friendly way. It is the only software capable of merging multiple diagnoses into a single, concise order set template in real-time–before the physician completes the orders. Physicians no longer have to strike duplicate tests, drugs and therapies from redundant clinical pathways. This way, the application generates a clean, streamlined care plan in less time.
Consider that the average Medicare admission has 3.4 diagnoses. Upon admission, these multiple diagnoses can present complex and time consuming prescribing challenges. The physician must ensure that care is comprehensive while reconciling duplicate therapies, potential interactions, dietary restrictions and best practice or regulatory compliance issues.
With Order Optimizer, physicians simply select all of a patient’s diagnoses from the standard templates or Favorites list. Order Optimizer’s patented Merging Engine automatically creates a merged order set encompassing the parameters for all of the patient’s diagnoses. This allows the physician to efficiently create one comprehensive patient-specific care plan that accurately addresses all of the patient’s needs for medications, laboratory tests, radiology, dietary, respiratory, physical therapy, etc. By merging the orders for multiple diagnoses, all caregivers are armed with the optimum treatment plan.
Unique Favorites Tool
The Favorites tool gives physicians the ability to move through the program more rapidly for faster order generation because they can document by exception, rather than repetition. This option allows the user, either at the physician or site level, to specify the items typically selected in the order set for any diagnosis in the system, and then save those selections as a Favorite. Physicians can then choose that diagnosis from the Favorites list and it will be pre-populated with the saved items, which can be changed as needed for individual patients. Conversely, if a patient is very different from the usual, the original order set is still available in the standard diagnosis template list.
Users can have and merge any number of Favorites and standard diagnoses templates when completing an order set.
Flexible Site Customization
The site customization process allows Order Optimizer’s standard order set templates to reflect site-specific medications and protocols of care as well as prompts and alerts. This customization saves physicians time by facilitating compliance with formularies and standard protocols.
Order Optimizer provides physicians with several decision support features that allow for safe prescribing of medications. It assists in medication selection based on appropriate evidence, controls wrong dose errors by suggesting appropriate dosing, avoids therapy duplications or interactions and prevents prescribing medications to which the patient is allergic.
With Order Optimizer, brief Plans of Care (POC) as well as Quality Indicator listings are available for posting on the chart to inform other caregivers of typical treatment for a diagnosis.
The final order set includes only the selected options. This ensures ease of use and quick review for the physician and nursing staff. Just as Order Optimizer saves physicians time, it also reduces the time that would otherwise be required of other caregivers to contact the physician for missing, conflicting or incomplete orders.