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Order Entry (OE): Improving Patient Care with Informatics

Order Entry (OE): Improving Patient Care with Informatics
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Author(s): Marcia M. Andrews (Excelsior College, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch231
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


Delivering high quality medical care with improved outcomes while keeping associated costs down is the mantra of today’s health care environment. Converting a health care delivery system from paper to the computer-based patient record (CPR) is a complex challenge, but one that must be undertaken to adequately meet the needs of health care providers in highly integrated and diverse care environments. While the effective CPR has the ability to deliver knowledge for decision support to the clinician, order entry (OE) delivers a safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, and efficient method for the clinician to order what is best for his or her patient.

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