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Yearb Med Inform. 2007:128-37.

Care provider order entry (CPOE): a perspective on factors leading to success or to failure.

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Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. asli.ozdas@vanderbilt.edu

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  • Yearb Med Inform. 2008:19.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Authors provide a perspective on factors leading to successful care provider order entry (CPOE) implementations.

METHODS:

Viewpoint of authors supported by background literature review.

RESULTS:

Authors review both benefits and challenges related to CPOE implementation using three guiding principles: (1) a clinical approach to clinical systems, which claims that CPOE implementation is analogous to a "good" clinician delivering care to a patient; (2) a commitment to quality, which advocates that no compromises should be made in implementing system functionality and clinical system content - the highest objective for CPOE implementation is to provide better quality of care and increased safety for patients; (3) a commitment to fairness, as evidenced by respect for individuals and support of local autonomy, which advocates for minimizing disruptions to clinician-users' workflows, and adequate local control over CPOE system design and evolution, including clinical content management.

CONCLUSIONS:

Past experiences with CPOE implementation can inform future installation attempts. Sociocultural factors dominate in determining the success of implementation, and should govern technical factors.

PMID:
17700915
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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