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Clinical Information System: Sunrise Clinical Manager


The Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) supports a wide array of acute care clinical information systems functions including the management of inpatient orders (POE), documentation of all administered medications (eMAR),  and daily patient care interdisciplinary documentation (Clin Doc) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Interfaces to critical ancillary systems deliver orders electronically to pharmacy, radiology, laboratory medicine, and other ancillary departments in sub-second timeframes.   Over 1500 disease- and service-specific order sets have been built to support best practice care standards, are used throughout the institution, and are emulated in major academic medical centers throughout the country. Safety features built into this system using Medical Logic Modules (MLMs) provide custom alerts to providers, nurses, and other members of the direct patient care delivery teams.  Core clinical documents such as History and Physicals (H&Ps) and Consult Notes are designed for use by providers themselves and utilize time-saving features such as acronym expansion, which allows physicians and nurses to create their own standard note sets.  “Hybrid” ambulatory locations that closely relate to inpatient units are deployed with SCM as well to support continuity of care across venues that share patients, staff, space and standards.

Clinical Leaders

Peter Greene, MD, Adam Saperstein, MD, Stephanie Poe, RN, DNS, Deborah Sherman, RN, BS

Technical Leaders

Peggy Ardolino, RN, MAS, Martin Hamburg, Patricia Zeller, Cathy Walley, RN, BS

Current Status

POE and the eMAR are 100% deployed throughout the 950-bed Johns Hopkins Hospital;   Clinical Documentation will be 100% deployed by June 2011. SCM will replace the Eclipsys Critical Care system (formerly known as EMTEK) in all of the ICUs by June 2011. Ambulatory locations utilizing SCM are the Harriet Lane Clinic (Pediatrics), the Moore Clinic (Medicine),  Glaucoma Clinic (Ophthalmology), Day Hospitals (Psychiatry; December 2010), and Pediatric Oncology (Pediatrics; February 2011).