Personalization Naming Norms

As clinicians tap the power of personalization, they build and share preference lists, Smart Phrases, Order Sets and other efficiency boosts which can be shared with colleagues. The resulting lists can get long and confusing. Attention to even the simplest naming convention makes it easier to find what one seeks.

If a preference, Smart object or other personalization is specific to an individual, the first letters of the item's name should be the individual's initials (middle initials increase likelihood of being unique). If meant for a group, then a consistent way of indicating the applicable clinical area, context and function is key. Draft personalization naming norms are offered to groups collaborating on shared personalizations: