Magazine article Addiction Professional

Sequest Developed an Electronic MAR and CPOE in 2000 with la Hacienda

Magazine article Addiction Professional

Sequest Developed an Electronic MAR and CPOE in 2000 with la Hacienda

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Sequest Technologies, Inc. began a client vendor partnership with La Hacienda Treatment Center in Hunt Texas. Sequest was asked to develop a Computerized Order Entry (CPOE) and an electronic Medication Administration Record (MAR) for the physicians of La Hacienda. The vision of La Hacienda's former CEO, Frank Sadlack was to eliminate paper records throughout his alcohol/substance abuse treatment hospital. Sequest and La Hacienda combined their technology and business expertise's and created the first version of TIER[R]'s CPOE and MAR. This system has been fully operational since its delivery and is still held in high regard by La Hacienda physicians. This revolutionary development was one of the first among behavioral software vendors and a treatment provider to create this cutting edge functionality.

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* Verbal Orders automatically trigger read back notice

* Standard Formulary drug lists loaded for optimal adherence

* Non-Formulary drugs flagged for review

* Physician prescriptions stored for easy aggregation, reporting, and reviews.

* Controlled Substances flagged for special business process reviews

* Standardized drop downs promote legible and clear orders

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"There is both a financial and qualitative reason to embrace CPOE's in
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