Clinical Ordering Norms

All members of the care team rely on complete, accurate, clear and specific orders to be able to coordinate care activities, assign accountability, and monitor for intended outcomes. Orders are one of the most common triggers for clinical decision supports. These help avoid inappropriate health care services while flagging potentially harmful interventions. Any second-hand (e.g., verbal or scribe or other delegated order-entry) process can isolate the prescriber from decision-supports and other aids to patient safety.

The following resources are intended to guide order entry, management and delegation in Connect Care: