A glitch causing medication orders to be passed on to the wrong patients is just one of several problems with a new computerized physician order entry system being implemented at Marin General Hospital, according to nurses at the Greenbrae, Calif., facility.
Displaying the cost of a test via computerized provider order entry systems prompted a 9 percent reduction in the number of tests ordered, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine .
In the wake of reports that the push to go digital in healthcare hasn't produced the promised results, a literature review of economic evaluations of health IT systems finds an array of methods, but generally positive conclusions.
In a recent panel discussion with Hospitals & Health Networks , several hospital IT executives talked about their CPOE challenges and offered advice for adoption.
Health IT appears to help hospitals focus on quality improvement, reduce mortality rates and improve patient satisfaction, new provisional research published this week by BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making finds, but hospital quality managers were more likely to see improvement than doctors and nurses.
The market for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2018, according to a new report--and the United States is setting the pace.
More than 200 hospitals--a record number--earned "Most Wired" status in the 14 th annual Most Wired survey.
Requiring providers to re-enter patient ID numbers in computerized physician order entry systems significantly reduced the number of wrong-patient orders in a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Meaningful Use. ICD-10. HIPAA 5010. Separately, all of these implementations, along with many others, represent big changes for hospital executives. Combine, however, they represent a big mess, according to a recent survey.
The electronic routing of prescriptions from physician offices to pharmacies grew significantly from 2010 to 2011, to judge by the latest Surescripts data. According to an article in the New York