Journal Article

Technology-induced errors associated with computerized provider order entry software for older patients.

Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés M; Álvarez Díaz AM; Gramage Caro T; Vicente Oliveros N; Delgado-Silveira E; Muñoz García M; Cruz-Jentoft AJ; Bermejo-Vicedo T.

Nearly all of the medication errors in a Spanish hospital's computerized provider order entry system related to human factors issues involving the interaction between clinicians and the technology itself. These included previously identified problems associated with errors in free-text fields and errors resulting from autocompletion of partially entered orders.