Topic: Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE)
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Medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure roughly 1.3 million people each year in the United States alone. But it’s not only a national problem, and the World Health Organization is taking action to reduce these preventable adverse events worldwide.
Health IT systems designed to improve prescription ordering and medication administration can just as easily contribute to medical errors.
CPOE can introduce unintended patient harms and it will take more than better design to eliminate them, says University of Florida emergency medicine professor Robert Wears.
CPOE can reduce medical error rates, but also can also facilitate new types of errors, according to new research.
Research on CPOE and associated decision support systems used at 41 children’s hospitals determined there to be wide variation in the effectiveness of such tools.