Review: Ordering medications by computer can reduce medication errors: COMMENTARY

Garg, Amit X.
March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study of medical technologies such as ordering medications by computer that helps in reducing medication errors. As defined in the study computerized physician order entry (CPOE) refers to a variety of computer-based systems that share common features of automating the medication ordering process, which work to ensure standardized, legible, and complete orders. The results of this study are most useful for physicians, information technologists, and administrators who are responsible for making decisions about purchasing and developing such systems for their local hospital environments traditional paper processes.


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