Cutover is a process through which key pieces of information about admitted patients are entered into Connect Care prior to launch. Cutover includes both technical and clinical elements. The primary concern for physicians will be the management of medication and non-medication orders, and the translation of important information about patients’ clinical status from a paper record to an electronic one.
Physicians facilitate key tasks as part of cutover processes:
validating continuing medications to be entered by pharmacists 48 hours prior to launch,
documenting continuing non-medication orders to be entered by the cutover nurses and dieticians starting 72 hours prior to launch,
validating entered orders on the launch morning.
The following resources can help physicians understand and participate in cutover activities, which can vary by launch wave and by level of care (e.g., long term care vs acute care):
For those planning to pre-document problem lists for complex patients who are anticipated to continue in hospital post-launch: