2001 Menucha Conference

Menucha is an old Hebrew word. Like many of them, it has multiple meanings. It means a place of repose. It describes a place to gather energies and faculties to prepare for whatever beauty or challenge tomorrow holds. It is a familiar and relatively secure place in which to prepare to set out for a destination that can only be dimly perceived.

To identify factors for successfully implementing physician/provider order entry (POE), a consensus conference of invited experts holding multiple perspectives was convened near Portland, Oregon on May 10 and 11, 2001. At a retreat center called Menucha, thirteen experts met with seven members of the Physician Order Entry Team (POET) of researchers for the purpose of developing recommendations for POE implementation.

See the alphabetical list of the Conference Attendees

The conferees developed 10 major considerations (which included 36 sub-considerations) that should be taken into account in any effort to successfully implement POE . The resulting consensus document was the subject of a poster session presented by the POET at the 2001 AMIA meeting.

See the list of 10 considerations

Since the time of the conference, debate has continued regarding a number of CPOE implementation issues. A summary of these debated issues is provided.

For a complete printable file containing the 10 Considerations, the summary of the debated issues, and the conference attendee list, download the updated PDF file