Ten lessons from implementing a computerized provider order entry system

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Objective: To describe lessons learned implementing a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system at an academic medical center. Methods: Descriptive report. Results: Potential barriers to successful CPOE implementation are identified, and specific approaches to managing and overcoming these barriers are described. The lessons focus on: guiding principles, process efficiency, institutional nuances, nursing buy-in, order sets, user support, protocols, training, transparency, and testing. Conclusion: A successful CPOE implementation is the result of an arduous process of planning and building, followed by an equally challenging roll-out phase. Barriers to successful implementations can be overcome, especially if anticipated or recognized early.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Outcomes Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Strategy and Management

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