Errors Caused by Computerised Provider Order Entry (CPOE)

It’s All in the Implementation

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Most health service researchers believe computerised provider order entry (CPOE) is key for improving medication safety. Proponents emphasise its potential to prevent medical errors and adverse drug events.

But implementing CPOE is easier said than done—and suboptimal implementations can have unintended consequences.

This resource analyses the types of errors facilitated or permitted by CPOE and offers recommendations for how to properly implement clinical decision support and improve medical safety at your organisation.