Physician Order Management (POM) is Lifespan's version of Computerized Physician Order Entry. It is in place on all inpatient units at Lifespan's three acute care hospitals: Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital.
POM allows physicians to enter patient orders directly to the pharmacy, laboratory, radiology and other departments. It prevents medication errors by checking dosage and alerts physicians to patient allergies. It also provides immediate access to clinical data, results and orders; and reduces the need for duplicate tests.