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Adding an Order
The order entry process can be started from the Patient List, Orders, Medications, Lab Results, or Test Results module, although most of the most common workflow is to start from the Orders module.
NOTE: During the order entry process, you might see clinical decision support (CDS) alerts (see Reviewing Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Alerts). After submitting an order, you might see alerts about drug, disease, or allergy interactions or duplicate orders (see Reviewing Interaction and Duplicate Order Alerts). Alerts can provide clinical data or inform you of issues related to an order.
When starting from the Medications, Lab Results, or Test Results modules, you are typically viewing an existing medication order, or a completed lab result or test result, and then choosing to re-order that same item again. See Repeating a Completed Medication, Lab Result, or Test Result for instructions on this workflow.
When starting from the Patient List module, you can navigate to the Orders module using either of these methods:
Select a patient and then select the Orders module:
a. From the Patient List module, select the patient for whom you want to enter new orders.
b. When the Modules screen is displayed, select the Orders module.
The Orders Summary is displayed in the Orders module.
c. Tap Add to enter a new order.
Use the right-to-left swipe on the Patient List:
a. From the Patient List module, identify the patient for whom you want to enter new orders. Swipe right-to-left on that patient’s row.
b. When the context buttons appear, tap Add Order (if available), or tap More and then select Add Order from the menu.
The Orders Summary is displayed in the Orders module.
c. Tap Add to enter a new order.
Whether you are working from the Orders module, or from the Medications, Lab Results, or Test Results module, each method accommodates the typical workflows encountered by providers. The various workflows are summarized below:
Add a new order from your Favorites list.
When to use: After reviewing the patient’s orders, you decide to enter a new one. The item you want to order is something that you order frequently, so most likely it will be on your Favorites list. Your Favorites list contains the orders that are commonly used within your department(s), the orders that you have used frequently in the past, and any orders that you have personally added to your Favorites list.
Basic steps: Orders module > Add > select from the Favorites list.
Search for an order to add.
When to use: After reviewing the patient’s orders, you decide to enter a new one. The item you want to order is not something that you order frequently, so you know it will not be on your Favorites list. Instead, you can search for it from the master order list.
Basic steps: Orders module > Add > search for the order.
Add a free-text order.
When to use: After reviewing the patient’s orders, you decide to enter a new one. The item you want is not something that you order frequently, so you cannot find it on your Favorites list, nor can you find it when you search for it. As a last resort, you can enter a free-text order.
Basic steps: Orders module > Add > Search for the order. If the order cannot be found, select the free text item.
Add orders from an order set.
When to use: Based on the patient’s diagnosis or needed procedures, you decide to review a predefined “order set” so that you can select some or all of the orders from it.
Basic steps: Orders module > Add > Select the order set from the Favorites list or search for the order set.
Repeat an existing (previous) order.
When to use: After reviewing the patient’s existing orders, you decide that you want to reorder (repeat) one of the items on that list. You can just select the item and order it again.
Basic steps: Orders module > Existing Orders section > Select an order to view Details screen > Order Again .
Repeat a completed medication, lab result, or test result.
When to use: After reviewing the patient’s completed medications, lab results, or test results (in the Medications, Lab Results, or Test Results module), you decide that you want to reorder (repeat) an item from one of those lists. You can just select the item and order it again.
Basic steps: Medications, Test Results, or Lab Results module > Select a medication, lab result, or test result to view the Details screen > select Order Again.

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