Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
What is computerized provider order entry (CPOE)?
Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is a digital process healthcare providers use to input patient information related to treatment instructions, including laboratory orders, radiology orders and medications. CPOE technology also contains clinical decision tools. CPOEs are a critical feature of EHR systems.
Why is computerized provider order entry (CPOE) important to healthcare?
Computerized provider order entry is important because it increases efficiency in healthcare organizations since providers record data electronically rather than on paper. Recording electronically saves providers time and quickens the ordering process. CPOE also decreases mistakes because it checks that orders are legible, complete and medically sound. Additionally, CPOE decreases denied claims because it works with electronic practice management systems to indicate when an order needs pre-approval.