Journal Article

Overcoming barriers to adopting and implementing computerized physician order entry systems in U.S. hospitals.

Poon EG, Blumenthal D, Jaggi T, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2004;23:184-90.

The authors report interviews on barriers to adoption of CPOE systems with 52 senior managers of 26 US hospitals. The authors identify physician and organizational resistance, capital funding constraints, and product/vendor immaturity as the chief barriers, and suggest organizational policy approaches to overcoming them.