Computerized provider order entry in the emergency department: pilot evaluation of a return on investment analysis instrument.

Jill K. Piasecki, Elizabeth Calhoun, Jodi Engelberg, Will Rice, David Dilts, Duncan Belser, Dominik Aronsky, Ian Jones, Donna Mason, Bill Stead

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The Vanderbilt Center for Better Health conducted a workflow analysis study to determine the benefits of implementing a computerized provider order entry system in the adult Emergency Department. Time savings by role was 1619 hours/year for nurses, 815 for medical receptionist, -95 for attendings, and -100 for residents. Translating time savings into bottom line savings (FTE/overtime reduction, additional charges) resulted in $31,424 in time savings and $40,000 cost savings (paper forms).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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