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Int J Med Inform. 2005 Aug;74(7-8):623-8.

Adding insight: a qualitative cross-site study of physician order entry.

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Oregon Health and Science University, School of Medicine, BICC, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201-3098, USA. ash@ohsu.edu

Abstract

The research questions, strategies, and results of a 7-year qualitative study of computerized physician order entry implementation (CPOE) at successful sites are reviewed over time. The iterative nature of qualitative inquiry stimulates a consecutive stream of research foci, which, with each iteration, add further insight into the overarching research question. A multidisciplinary team of researchers studied CPOE implementation in four organizations using a multi-method approach to address the question "what are the success factors for implementing CPOE?" Four major themes emerged after studying three sites; ten themes resulted from blending the first results with those from a fourth site; and twelve principles were generated when results of a qualitative analysis of consensus conference transcripts were combined with the field data. The study has produced detailed descriptions of factors related to CPOE success and insight into the implementation process.

PMID:
15964780
PMCID:
PMC1524826
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2005.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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