Survey: CPOE Barley Scratching Surface
More than nine in 10 hospitals have not implemented computer-based provider order entry (CPOE), according to Washington-based The Leapfrog Group, which recently named 59 hospitals to its first Top Hospital List.
Of 1,263 responding hospitals, only 7 percent have fully implemented CPOE (another 7 percent plan to implement it by 2007), representing little progress since Leapfrog began tracking implementation in 2002, when the figure was 3 percent, the organization stated.
On the positive side, the survey found:
Nine in 10 hospitals have implemented procedures to avoid wrong-site surgeries; and,
Eight in 10 hospitals require a pharmacist to review all medication orders before medication is given to patients.