Computerized order entry

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Computerized order entry (COE) provides an opportunity to reduce a variety of prescribing errors. The improved legibility, reduction in transcription errors, real-time drug-drug interaction evaluation, and improved mechanisms for reconciliation of medications with proper patient identification make a strong argument for the adoption of such systems. There are some other considerations, however, which may detract from the overall positive image of electronic prescribing. This chapter provides perspective on the advantages and disadvantages that present with COE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedication Management in Older Adults
Subtitle of host publicationA Concise Guide for Clinicians
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781603274562
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Computerized order entry
  • Electronic prescribing
  • Health information technology
  • Physician order entry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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