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Of Interest: CPOE: A "New Ball Game"

December 2014
Healthcare IT News


From the provider side, CPOE can be a big help – or, as some learned years ago, an untenable burden.

Graham Hughes, MD, chief medical officer of analytics firm SAS, was at GE Healthcare during those heady days of the mid-2000s, and previously designed and developed CPOE systems.

"I've lived it and I have the scars," Hughes quipped.

Today, what Hughes describes as the "PlayStation-Xbox generation" of physicians enter practice wondering why the level of automation has been so poor, said Hughes. "The difficulty with CPOE has been making it part of a physician's natural workflow," he suggested.

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