Charlene R. Weir

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BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown that specific computerized interventions may reduce medication errors, but few have examined adverse drug events (ADEs) across all stages of the computerized medication process. We describe the frequency and type of inpatient ADEs that occurred following the adoption of multiple computerized medication ordering and(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical documentation is central to the medical record and so to a range of healthcare and business processes. As electronic health record adoption expands, computerized provider documentation (CPD) is increasingly the primary means of capturing clinical documentation. Previous CPD studies have focused on particular stakeholder groups and sites,(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper presents the results of a systematic literature review and a formal analysis of the scientific quality of empirical research on computerized provider order-entry (CPOE) applications. DESIGN Formal, systematic review techniques were used to search the literature, determine study relevance, and evaluate study quality. MEASUREMENT A(More)
OBJECTIVE The amount of information for clinicians and clinical researchers is growing exponentially. Text summarization reduces information as an attempt to enable users to find and understand relevant source texts more quickly and effortlessly. In recent years, substantial research has been conducted to develop and evaluate various summarization(More)
PURPOSE Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is central to current efforts at improving clinical care. Understanding the quality of the evidence for CPOE is important to the practical decision of implementation, patient safety and future design efforts. This paper presents the results of a systematic analysis of the quality of systematic reviews of(More)
PURPOSE Implementation of evidence-based techniques, such as explicit computerized protocols, has achieved limited success among clinicians. In this study, we describe the development and validation of an instrument for assessing clinicians' perceptions about use of explicit computerized protocols. METHODS Qualitative assessment of semi-structured(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of experienced users of computerized patient documentation for the purpose of collaboration and coordination. A secondary analysis of qualitative data using Clark's theoretical framework of communication was conducted with the goal of bringing research findings into design. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES It is not uncommon that the introduction of a new technology fixes old problems while introducing new ones. The Veterans Administration recently implemented a comprehensive electronic medical record system (CPRS) to support provider order entry. Progress notes are entered directly by clinicians, primarily through keyboard input. Due to concerns(More)
Implementation of an integrated electronic medical record requires direct physician order entry. This application involves multi-level changes in the whole system of care, from physicians attitudes to interdepartmental relations. This study reports the results of the first round of a modified Delphi, where a diverse group of individuals were asked to(More)
Direct physician order entry is required for effective implementation of an integrated electronic medical record. This effort involves multi-level changes in the whole system of care, from physicians attitudes to interdepartmental relations. This study reports the findings of a follow-up study that quantified dimensions associated with successful(More)