A survey of u.s.a. acute care hospitals' computer-based provider order entry system infusion levels

Dean F. Sittig, Ken Guappone, Emily M. Campbell, Richard H. Dykstra, Joan S. Ash

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Abstract

We developed and fielded a survey to help clinical information system designers, developers, and implementers better understand the infusion level, or the extent and sophistication of CPOE feature availability and use by clinicians within acute care hospitals across the United States of America. In the 176 responding hospitals, we found that CPOE had been in place a median of 5 years and that the median percentage of orders entered electronically was 90.5%. Greater than 96% of the sites used CPOE to enter pharmacy, laboratory and imaging orders; 82% were able to access all aspects of the clinical information system with a single sign-on; 86% of the respondents had order sets, drug-drug interaction warnings, and pop-up alerts even though nearly all hospitals were community hospitals with commercial systems; and 90% had a CPOE committee with a clinician representative in place. While CPOE has not been widely adopted after over 30 years of experimentation, there is still much that can be learned from this relatively small number of highly infused (with CPOE and clinical decision support) organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages252-256
Number of pages5
Volume129
StatePublished - 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Aug 20 2007Aug 24 2007

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period8/20/078/24/07

Keywords

  • Computer-based Provider Order Entry
  • health services research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Sittig, D. F., Guappone, K., Campbell, E. M., Dykstra, R. H., & Ash, J. S. (2007). A survey of u.s.a. acute care hospitals' computer-based provider order entry system infusion levels. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 129, pp. 252-256)