Health Information Management

CPOE continues to challenge hospitals

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 28, 2009

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If you had to begin implementing computerized physician order entry (CPOE) today, how many years do you think it would take for you to reach 100% adoption? This was one of several questions that the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives posed to 335 of its chief information officer members in a June CPOE survey.

Of the 316 respondents who answered the question, only 8.5% of the respondents said full adoption is achievable within one year. More than a third (34.5%) of respondents estimated a three-year timeframe. 

These survey results hint at the challenges that many hospitals hoping to take full advantage of the EHR incentives outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are facing.

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