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5 Steps to Successful CPOE

Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, July 19, 2011
5. Take baby steps.

Starting physicians with a modified CPOE tool can aid with adoption. For example, some organizations have PDFs of order sets available on their intranets. Physicians can log on, fill out the form, print it, sign it, and handed it to the unit secretary. Although the result is still a paper document, it gets them used to using  a computer for the order process.  When it's time to flip the switch to "real" CPOE, physicians will no longer have to print and sign the forms—they'll just click a button to submit. Because there's one less step in their process, physicians actually will perceive CPOE as an improvement in workflow—not a small feat.

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Todd (7/25/2011 at 3:01 PM)
I find this so funny. CPOE is widely utilized at good Joint Commission International Accredited hospitals but hardly used in the states. Good luck with that US healthcare. One more reason why it makes zero sense to have surgery in a US hospital.