The Health Information Management Systems Society

2175 Words Jul 9th, 2016 9 Pages
Information technology in the health sector is evolving swiftly, affecting how health care provider practice in acute care settings. Electronic health records (EHRs) allows electronic documentation of current and historical health, tests, referrals, and medical treatments as well as permitting providers to order diagnostic tests and medications electronically. EHR systems have the prospective to improve communication between physicians and patients by making data more readily accessible.
The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) defines CPOE as: An order entry application specifically designed to assist practitioners in creating and managing medical orders for patient services or medications. This application has special electronic signature, workflow, and rules engine functions that reduce or eliminate medical errors associated with physician ordering processes.
Computerized Physician order entry (COPE) is a one of the important application of Electronic Health Record(EHR). In the last decade patient safety issue became an important concern and significant target to adopt EHR/COPE. This article will explore why implementation of COPE increases patient safety and also identify gaps and strength in existing evidence. According to Kuperman; Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is an electronic method that permits a health care provider to enter orders electronically and to complete the results of those orders. CPOE allows a health care provider to enter…
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