Countdown Checklist L7, T-minus 47: Get Ready for Clinical Orders Conversion

Continuing a list of essential actions for Connect Care Launch 7 prescribers readying for launch November 5, 2023...
  • Anticipate Clinical Orders Conversion
Manual Clinical Orders Conversion is the manual entry into Connect Care of scheduled patients’ recurrent/standing clinical orders in advance of launch. Outpatient clinics (day medicine, MOU) and some ED settings that deliver recurrent, scheduled therapies must complete this activity to ensure orders can be actioned by department staff, blood bank, and pharmacy at launch. 

Four weeks before launch, outpatient treatment departments will begin the process, entering orders from the legacy system into Connect Care for patients scheduled for treatments from launch onwards. Only patients who have been prescribed treatments from prescribers who have completed basic training will be able to have their orders active in Connect Care. This is a system requirement when selecting an ordering prescriber responsible for treatment.

For prescribers who have patients scheduled for treatment as described above, there are two essential actions for Manual Clinical Orders Conversion
  • All site privileged prescribers must complete their basic training and EUPA, to ensure they have Connect Care access 4 weeks prior to launch, by October 4. These prerequisites are necessary for clinicians to be able to transcribe your orders. Specific site privileges are necessary to prescribe treatments delivered at an AHS location.
    • Note: Once you have completed your EUPA, you may begin receiving In Basket messages in Connect Care. This is how the departments will send orders to you for clarification and, if necessary, for signing. 
  • If you plan to order recurrent therapy plans, it will be your responsibly to enter these orders directly into Connect Care post-launch. Attend a prescriber-facilitated session for additional training in therapy plans (see earlier post for details).
Information on Manual Clinical Data Conversion will follow in a later Checklist post.