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ordering

[′ȯrd·ə·riŋ]
(mathematics)
A binary relation, denoted ≤, among the elements of a set such that ab and bc implies ac, and ab, ba implies a = b ; it need not be the case that either ab or ba. Also known as order; order relation; partial ordering.
(solid-state physics)
A solid-state transformation in certain solid solutions, in which a random arrangement in the lattice is transformed into a regular ordered arrangement of the atoms with respect to one another; a so-called superlattice is formed.

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While most of these applications serve the inpatient market, there is still a lack of true enterprise-wide order entry capability as defined by the ability to address the comprehensive ordering needs of a clinician across care settings.
The manager had been ordering housekeeping supplies from six to 10 vendors and decided the flood of purchase orders, invoices and checks was no longer worth the effort.
The creation of order sets permitted not only efficient ordering of complex sequences of tests, but also facilitated best practice using evidence based medicine to select the most effective therapies.
Most systems to date have been developed and used in teaching hospitals where they were thought to have an inherent advantage, in that physician ordering would be done by residents and faculty physicians.