Computer-based drug ordering: evaluation of interaction with a decision-support system

  title={Computer-based drug ordering: evaluation of interaction with a decision-support system},
  author={Jan Horsky and David R. Kaufman and Vimla L. Patel},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  volume={107 Pt 2},
Provider order entry systems (POE) often incorporate active decision-support component for drug dosing. The efficacy of automated alerts that suggest dose amounts to the clinician in real time depends in part on how well they are timed to fit into the decision process and on their representational structure. We have conducted a cognitive evaluation of an interaction with a POE system that offered active decision support for heparin dosing with the goal of characterizing its effectiveness and… 

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