The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Although computer provider order entry has been advocated as a strategy to reduce medical error, it has yet to be fully incorporated into care settings. Analyzing 10 studies, this review identified common barriers to CPOE adoption, including training issues, ineffective process changes, and efficacy of the technology. The authors discuss the importance of leadership in incentivizing CPOE use and vendor responsibility to address implementation challenges.