Order sets can be a real gift to modern medicine, but only when they are designed by experienced, capable Clinical Informaticists and Analysts, in conjunction with the clinical end-users. Usually, this requires more work and planning than most people are aware of - until they dive into the waters themselves.
This is the strategy I've used professionally to create great, evidence-based, easy-to-use order sets that give my fellow physicians the right guidance and confidence they need to navigate even the most complicated workflows. Feel free to share with anyone who's new, or looking to learn more about how good workflows and decision support strategies are designed.
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