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Undesirable and Desirable Consequences of Implementing a  Computerized Provider Order Entry System: A Literature  Review

Author: Natasha C. Turner

Primary Advisor: Dr. Robert Vogler, DSN

Masters thesis, The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston.

Abstract:

Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems have been recognized as highly valuable tools to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical work. The purpose of a CPOE system is to refine and automate the clinical ordering process, and to provide the clinician with relevant and valuable information at the point of decision making. In this paper I report the results of a literature review of works describing both the undesirable and desirable consequences of implementing a CPOE system. This review provides insight into the types of consequences of implementing a CPOE system and the impact of CPOE systems on clinical workflows.