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Vol. 9 No. 23, November 7, 2012

Fact and Stats

Nurses' level of satisfaction with computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems tends to increase over time, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

For the study, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison surveyed physicians and nurses working in four intensive care units at a large hospital in the Northeastern U.S. The study found that physicians and nurses were "moderately satisfied" with CPOE systems and that nurses initially were less satisfied with CPOE systems than doctors.

Over the course of one year, overall satisfaction levels remained steady for physicians and improved for nurses. After one year, nurses' satisfaction level matched that of physicians.

According to the study, physicians and nurses said that they liked certain aspects of CPOE systems, including: convenient access to a range of patient data, ease of reading orders and efficiency in making orders. In addition, physicians said they liked CPOE systems' usability and computer order sets, according to the study.

However, the study found that some physicians and nurses reported experiencing difficulty with modifying orders and removing old orders or orders that no longer applied and using CPOE systems that were poorly designed or overly complicated.

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Source: Changes in End-user Satisfaction with Computerized Provider Order Entry over Time among Nurses and Providers in Intensive Care Units

Date: October 25, 2012

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Industry Speak

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