Orders in Epic-Speak

​The Connect Care clinical information system (CIS) anticipates 100% prescriber order-entry, giving opportunity to speed what is typically a cumbersome process while also helping clinicians avoid error, improve utilization and contribute to our understanding of how health care interventions affect outcomes. Indeed, much of the value-case for a CIS pivots on effective clinical decision support (CDS). And the most present and prevalent CDS relates to order-entry.

Epic provides diverse order-related tools, labelled in ways that reflect software modules, branding and history. Those helping to review and validate clinical content built with these tools may not find developer terms intuitive. Also, it is important to recognize when a particular order tool is not the best fit to the clinical problem meriting decision support.

A new Connect Care "Key Concepts" summary focuses on order-related tools: