Thanks to technological advances, and perhaps encouraged by CMS’ EHR Incentive program requirements, CPOE is growing among healthcare organizations.
Medicine needs a conceptual framework that addresses, in a coherent, coordinated way, the wide variety of requests that arise as we care for patients.
Physicians looking for lower healthcare costs and CPOE need only turn to Amazon for the blueprint to success.
The feeling of innovation that comes from using an EHR can also be matched by the fear that a HIPAA violation is more likely to occur.
Healthcare IT has great potential, but the lack of compatibility and conformity is making its role as a cost- and time-saving savior improbable.