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What do you know about Computerized Physician Order Entry?


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July 11, 2009 2:04PM

or also known as CPOE is one type of order entry system gaining popularity in the larger medical centers across America. CPOE is a process by which the physician or an advanced practice nurse directly enters orders for client care into Hospital information system. In advanced systems, CPOE has built-in reminders and alerts that help the clients health care provider to select the most appropriate medication or diagnostic test. There are major initiatives from the institute of Medicine to improve the quality of care and reduce medication errors. Many believe CPOE is the answer. CPOE allows direct entry of orders to eliminate the issues related to illegible handwriting and transcription errors. In addition, a CPOE system speeds up the implementation of ordered diagnostic tests and treatments, which improves staff productivity and saves money.