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What are the benefits of CPOE to providers, patients?

September 10, 2013 - Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is one of several features that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) view as crucial to improving healthcare delivery. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that CPOE adoption is a core requirement of meaningful use. As of the final ruling for Stage...

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EHR Use, CPOE System Use Common at Majority of US Hospitals

by Kate Monica

A study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHSP) found 99 percent of surveyed hospitals participate in EHR use, while about 96 percent of hospitals use computerized prescriber order-entry...

Clinical decision support, CPOE get thumbs up from academics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Formal academic studies about the implementation of clinical decision support (CDS) and computerized provider order entry (CPOE) are generally positive, according to a study of studies targeting the meaningful use of EHRs and associated...

Study: CPOE, e-prescribing don’t meet provider expectations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and e-prescribing have the potential to raise medication errors in some facilities while lowering it in others, researchers report, and fail to meet overall expectations from providers after...

Overcoming barriers to decision support, CPOE at ThedaCare

by Sponsored Content

The healthcare industry is sitting at the threshold of a unique point in time where the convergence of many technological advances could truly impact the future of care delivery in a dramatic way. When point-of-care clinical decision...

What are the benefits of CPOE to providers, patients?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is one of several features that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) view as crucial to...

Are physician coaches the answer to EHR adoption challenges?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR adoption is an ongoing process. As a process, it requires healthcare organizations and providers to resolves obstacles in the way of enhancing or refining their EHR systems. No obstacle is perhaps greater than the ability to get...

How EHR standardization improves care quality, patient safety

by Sponsored Content

Standardization goes a long way in not only meeting the financial needs of the organization, but also the improved patient safety and care objectives. We can all agree that the ultimate goal of standardization is, in fact, patient safety...

Meaningful use attestation without organization-wide CPOE

by Sponsored Content

While many hospitals are working toward Stage 2 Meaningful Use, there are others still focused on attesting for Stage 1. Additionally, some organizations do not have the financial or talent resources necessary to make sweeping...

Assessing practice readiness for Stage 1 Meaningful Use

by Sponsored Content

Not long ago, finding, purchasing and installing an EHR — much less meeting meaningful use criteria of the EHR Incentive Programs — seemed overwhelming to most medical practices.  Not only are EHRs a big investment, they force...

Avoiding EHR backlash with tips from healthcare CIOs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For those opposed to EHR adoption and meaningful use in particular, EHR backlash stories and hashtags must give them a sort of pleasure akin to schadenfreude, further fueling their belief that their opposition is justified. However, a...

Order sets: How to stay current with systematic reviews

by Sponsored Content

Order sets are a critical component to clinical care and that importance is reflected in the increasing requirements for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) during the next stages of the EHR Incentive Programs beginning with Stage 2...

Leapfrog: Most hospitals average in terms of patient safety

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Of the more than 2,500 hospitals receiving a safety score, more than one-third were average when it came to safeguarding patients from harm, says recent research by the Leapfrog Group. Using its update Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the...

Developing physician EHR adoption strategies: CIO series

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Physicians differ in how they take to the adoption of EHR systems depending on a number of factors. About this time last year, a study in Health Affairs indicated variations in EHR adoption as a result of physician age, specialty, practice...

Achieving meaningful use using outside resources: CIO series

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Not all healthcare organizations have access to the same amount of resources when it comes to adopting a certified EHR technology and demonstrating meaningful use. This is especially true for rural and community hospitals with smaller...

EHR implementation preparation and planning: CIO series

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Few if any EHR implementations go off without a hitch. The case is much likelier that a healthcare organization or provider hits a snag. At Truman Medical Centers (TMC), the challenge of implementing a system-wide EHR system involved...

CIO series: Meaningful use lessons, strategies from CIOs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While Feb. 28 marks the deadline for eligible professionals to attest for Stage 1 Meaningful Use to receive maximum incentives, many providers who lagged behind these early adopters of certified EHR technology have plenty of work to do to...

Studies show EHR, CPOE provide positive ROI long term

by Jennifer Bresnick

According to a review of 33 academic studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) last week, 70% of papers examining the impact of health IT systems like EHRs, CPOE, clinical decision support,...

Study: Use of CPOE cuts likelihood of medication errors in half

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) predicts that widespread adoption of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) technology can reduce the number of medication errors nationwide by...

Physician EHR adoption: Six tactics for optimization

by Sponsored Content

The focus of many hospitals and practices has shifted to meeting the EHR Incentive Programs and meaningful use standards, which makes having a comprehensive physician adoption program in place critical to a successful and sustainable EHR....

Moving from Stage 1 to Stage 2 Meaningful Use: CIO series

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In the context of EHR adoption, the meaningful use of certified EHR technology in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use represent the earliest steps toward modernizing a healthcare organization. Generally, those organizations and providers on...



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