Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
As the Providence Health System is phasing in its Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system at the Providence Portland Medical Center, we conducted a study to demonstrate the effects of CPOE on medication turn-around time. Retrospectively, we tracked and compared medication orders that were placed via the existing paper-based system and the CPOE system. The results of this study demonstrate that CPOE positively affects medication turn-around times, and that CPOE is a more efficient process for placing medication orders. Moreover, these results coincide with, and confirm, previous research that has been performed at large academic medical centers.
School of Medicine
Jensen, Jeffery, "The effects of computerized provider order entry on medication turn-around time a time-to-first dose study at the Providence Portland Medical Center" (2006). Scholar Archive. 321.