ROLE OF COMPUTERIZED PHYSICIAN ORDER ENTRY SYSTEMS IN FACILITATING MEDICATION ERRORS

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Bader Mahmoud Ahmed Alsahabi
Fahad Faleh Alamtal Alanzi
Mohammed Musharraf Ali Alamri
Bader Ahmed Hattab Alonazi
Bandar Hamed Mashaan Almatrafi
Zahaa Eid Khulaif Alrashidi

Keywords

computerized physician order entry systems, medication errors, healthcare technology, patient safety

Abstract

This research review aims to examine the role of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems in facilitating medication errors. CPOE systems have been widely implemented in healthcare settings to enhance medication safety and improve healthcare outcomes. However, there is growing evidence suggesting that CPOE systems can also contribute to medication errors. This review analyzes existing literature to explore the various ways in which CPOE systems may inadvertently lead to medication errors, identifies common error types, and discusses potential strategies to mitigate these risks and improve patient safety.


 


 

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