2020-10-07

Countdown Checklist W2 L-16: Anticipate Cutover

Continuing a list of essential actions for Wave 2 physicians readying for Connect Care Launch Oct 24, 2020...
  • Anticipate Cutover
Cutover is a process through which key pieces of information about admitted patients are entered into Connect Care prior to launch. 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 should anticipate, and mobilize resources for, three key tasks as part of cutover processes near launch:
  1. Validating continuing medications to be entered by pharmacists 48 hours prior to launch,
  2. Documenting continuing non-medication orders to be entered by the cutover nurses and dieticians starting 72 hours prior to launch, and
  3. Validating entered orders on the launch morning.
The following FAQ can help physicians prepare for cutover activities, which can vary by facility (e.g., long term care vs acute care):

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