ElectronicHealthcare 4(3) January 2006 : 106-109

Implementation of a Computerized Physician Order Entry System of Medications at the University Health Network - Physicians' Perspectives on the Critical Issues

Robert C. Wu, Howard Abrams, Michael Baker and Peter G. Rossos


While computerized physician order entry is recommended to improve patient safety, the implementation presents significant challenges. As physicians involved in the recent implementation of computerized medication order entry at University Health Network, we advocate the importance for physicians to be closely engaged in the implementation process. We discuss our experiences and solutions to critical issues such as physician adoption, training, user support, computerized decision support and technology.



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