ElectronicHealthcare 1(3) May 2002 : 54-55

Physician Order Entry Systems Should Be Integrated

Thomas Handler and Barry Hieb


Thanks to influences such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Leapfrog Group there is now a high priority on implementing physician order entry (POE) systems. Given the substantial cost and complexity associated with implementing POE as part of a computer-based patient record system (CPR), some care delivery organizations (CDOs) are considering implementing a POE as a stand-alone approach (e.g., an addition to a pharmacy system).



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