A new study found that teaching and government hospitals were most likely to have made good progress in using computerized physician order-entry systems. The study, published in the November-December of Health Affairs, was based on self-reported data from 751 hospitals in 19 states between 2002 and April 2003. Only 4% of the hospitals said they had fully implemented CPOE systems, while 17% said they had made "good progress" toward doing so. About one-third of teaching hospitals, however, fell in those two categories. Government-owned hospitals were three times more likely than not-for-profits and seven times more likely than for-profits to have satisfied requirements set by the Leapfrog Group for a "good early-stage effort." Read the abstract.
Government, teaching hospitals farthest along on CPOE, study finds
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