Funded by a research grant from the National Library of Medicine, the 2001 Menucha Consensus Conference succeeded in its goals of identifying and agreeing on a list of considerations for successful implementation, as well as outlining a set of issues that fostered debate within the group and deserve further exploration. For more detailed descriptions of any of these items, please click the "Learn More" links.
Considerations for a Successful CPOE Implementation (Learn More)
Summary of CPOE Issues Still Under Debate (Learn More)
Principles for a Successful CPOE Implementation (Learn More)
Fieldwork was conducted at four sites using CPOE between 1998 and 2003. Oral history interviews focused on past events and captured the dynamics of implementation issues over time. Focus groups were used either to take a snapshot picture of CPOE use, by house staff for example, or to review the the history of CPOE implementation at the facility. Observation was done to verify interview data and gain the current view. Analysis of the combined data from the 2001 Menucha Conference and fieldwork at four sites using CPOE ultimately generated 12 principles for successful CPOE implementation. For more details, click the "Learn More" link above.
Computer Technology Principles
Types of Unintended Consequences of CPOE (Learn More)
Over the past three years, POET has been conducting an in-depth study of the unintended adverse consequences of CPOE. Data were gathered via two expert panel conferences, fieldwork at a total of six sites (one outpatient and five primarily inpatient), and a national telephone survey of all CPOE sites in the U.S. One of the goals for this study was to better classify the various types of unintended consequences of CPOE implementation. For more detailed descriptions of each of these types, click the "Learn More" link above.
Last Modified: October 23, 2007