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The unintended consequences of computerized provider order entry: findings from a mixed methods exploration.

Ash JS, Sittig DF, Dykstra RH, et al. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2008;78.

Prior research has identified nine types of unintended consequences of computerized provider order entry, including alterations in normal physician workflow and creation of extra work for providers. This study documents a high incidence of these problems in a variety of hospitals and discusses strategies for avoiding or mitigating these issues.