Review: Computer-based Physician Order Entry: The State of the Art

  title={Review: Computer-based Physician Order Entry: The State of the Art},
  author={Dean F. Sittig and William W. Stead},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={1 2},
Direct computer-based physician order entry has been the subject of debate for over 20 years. Many sites have implemented systems successfully. Others have failed outright or flirted with disaster, incurring substantial delays, cost overruns, and threatened work actions. The rationale for physician order entry includes process improvement, support of cost-conscious decision making, clinical decision support, and optimization of physicians' time. Barriers to physician order entry result from the… CONTINUE READING


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