A computerized physicians order entry is a when a medical professional enters medication orders for patients that are under his or her care or when another physician put instructions in electronically instead of on paper charts. CPOE systems are made to replace a hospital’s paper based ordering system. Allows users to write orders electronically, medication administration records are maintained online, any changes that are made can be reviewed by successive personnel. CPOE offers safety alerts which are triggered when an unsafe order is entered such as a duplicate of a medication and clinical decision support is offered for caregivers to help them find less expensive alternatives that better fit the hospital protocols. CPOE systems are known to increase patient safety and care.
The benefits of CPOE are the reduced amount of unnecessary variation in care, improved care delivery and improved safety of medications. Computerized ordering can offer information to physicians when they make orders much like drug interactions and provide the physician with medication allergies, proper dosage screenings according to the age of the patient and their weight.
When it comes to the safety of the patients and the provider from medical errors CPOE makes it to where the physician can order medications, tests and procedures directly into the system so then there is not any misread handwritings. This eliminates the possibilities of missing dosages, routes and how many times medication is given. Due to many studies and demonstrations of the abilities CPOE has it has been shown to decrease medical errors and increase the rates of prescribing medications. Communication efforts are also increased during the transfer of care of patients. Physicians are encouraged to practice and participate in helping customize the CPOE systems to make sure that it is user friendly and is able to do the therapeutic ordering that is needed.
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