Journal Article
Study

Intercepting wrong-patient orders in a computerized provider order entry system.

Green RA; Hripcsak G; Salmasian H; Lazar EJ; Bostwick SB; Bakken SR; Vawdrey DK.

While computerized physician order entry is expected to significantly reduce adverse drug events, systems must be implemented thoughtfully to avoid facilitating certain types of errors. A forcing function that mandated correct patient identification resulted in a moderate decrease in wrong-patient prescribing errors within a computerized provider order entry system.