Computerized Physician Order Entry - effectiveness and efficiency of electronic medication ordering with decision support systems

Heidi Stürzlinger, Cora Hiebinger, Daniela Pertl & Peter Traurig
Health political background Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems are software to electronically enter medication orders. They can be equipped with tools for decision support (CDS). In Germany, various vendors offer such systems for hospitals and physicians’ offices. These systems have mostly been developed during the last five to ten years. Scientific background CPOE-systems exist since the 1970’s. Usually, clinical decision support is integrated into the CPOE to avoid errors. Research questions This HTA-report aims...