Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

The Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) module allows orders to be entered and electronically transmitted from the point of origin to the point of patient-services thus minimizing delays, medical errors, eliminating lost paper and making information accessible to other providers. Order entry includes laboratory orders, radiology orders, procedure orders and medication orders for both inpatients and outpatients. CPOE alerts various interactions like: drug – drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug interactions with lab test, allergies to drugs, drug interactions in pregnancy and contraindicated drugs. Clinical decision support system reduces the work of healthcare organizations and reduces clinical errors.

Key Features

  • Improves patient care by automating and centralizing the workflow
  • Immediate transfer of orders to lab, radiology department, pharmacy without any human intervention
  • Prevent medication errors and adverse drug events
  • Real time access to important clinical information
  • Reduces variance in clinical care with use of consistent terminology
  • Increased legibility, accuracy, and completeness of clinical prescriptions
  • More efficient laboratory and radiology requesting and reporting
  • Knowledge driven healthcare and clinical decision support system
  • Enhance communication and coordination within the team

Key Benefits of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

  • Patients would not be prescribed allergic drugs and contraindicated drugs even accidentally
  • Orders get executed immediately and without fail


  • An error of prescribing a contraindicated drug would never occur even unknowingly
  • Saves time by accelerating the doctors’ process of prescriptions and eliminating duplication


  • No guess work needed to understand the illegible handwritten prescriptions
  • Immediate receipt of doctors’ orders.


  • Possibility of litigation expenses arising from medication errors and dispensing of wrong medication prescriptions is eliminated

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