CPOE.org presents the results of research by the Physician Order Entry Team (POET) at Oregon Health & Science University. The team is funded by a grant from the National Library of Medicine to study success factors for implementing Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) as well as the unintended consequences of CPOE. This site also provides access to a collection of resources and links regarding CPOE.

POET is very pleased to welcome Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., the newest member of our team.

Computerized physician/provider order entry is defined as the computer system that allows direct entry of medical orders by the person with the licensure and privileges to do so. Directly entering orders into a computer has the benefit of reducing errors by minimizing the ambiguity of hand-written orders, but a much greater benefit is seen with the combination of CPOE and clinical decision support tools.

Implementation of CPOE is being increasingly encouraged as an important solution to the challenge of reducing medical errors, and improving health care quality and efficiency. But use of CPOE is not yet widespread, in part because it has a reputation for being difficult to implement successfully. If you would like to learn more about our research and about the implementation of CPOE.
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