I am looking for information on what other hospitals are doing to tackle hold orders. Does your EMR allow providers to hold(suspend) doses for certain dates/times(i.e. am dose prior to surgery or procedure)? We have Cerner at our health system and have struggled for a long time with the multitude of ways providers are entering a hold order on a medication. In most cases we are relying on communication orders for those holds which has led to medication events and delays in care. The number of communication orders for a nurse to handle has become cumbersome.
Appreciate any feedback on your process, even if it is not a Cerner process.
Medication Safety Coordinator