Errors Caused by Computerized Provider Order Entry

It’s all in the implementation

Most health service researchers believe computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is key for improving medication safety. Proponents emphasize 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 analyzes 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 organization.

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