Structuring order sets for interoperable distribution.

James C. McClay, James R. Campbell, Craig Parker, Karen Hrabak, Samson W. Tu, Robert Abarbanel

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A major portion of patient care planning occurs during the process of writing orders. Computerized order entry can present collections of predefined orders to the user during the ordering process. These order sets are useful for promoting standards of care, and provide one element of structured clinical knowledge to be used by Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) systems at the point of care. Since the creation, confirmation and maintenance of order sets is resource intensive, sharing order sets is a useful goal. We describe a standard representation of order sets that supports maintenance, sharing and interoperation of pre-defined order sets. A dialogue within the HL7 community seeks to harmonize this proposal with the Clinical Document Architecture and the HL7 Reference Information Model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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