I often hear CIOs describe their Leapfrog and IHI initiatives and as “compliance projects.”
I am not sure if those CIOs realize that these are private organizations with no ability to legislate healthcare operations. It sure doesn’t seem that they realize that these are supposed to be patient safety initiatives with measurable and significant improvements in patient safety. If you are only working on CPOE because of Leapfrog, you should stop. Then again, if you are really looking at improving patient safety, you are probably working on something with more proven results than CPOE.
By the way, I am declaring Leapfrog dead. Let’s move on.