Methodist in the Media

Healthcare Informatics: Lessons Learned from E-Prescribing

Published: April 28, 2015

Since launching EPCS last fall, Nebraska Methodist Health System reports overall e-prescribing rate jumps from 42 percent to 81 percent

When three-hospital Nebraska Methodist Health System in Omaha set out to enable electronic prescription of controlled substances (EPCS), its clinical informatics team found itself with a huge project management task to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and a smooth rollout.

Speaking at the American Nursing Informatics Association 2015 Annual Conference in Philadelphia on April 25, Michele Higgins, PharmD, M.B.A., pharmacy informatics coordinator, and Marie Kozel, M.B.A., R.N.C.-B.C., service executive for clinical informatics, led attendees through their lessons learned.

The presentation by Kozel and Higgins was featured in this Healthcare Informatics feature.