Ten Barriers to Electronic Prescribing

Computerized physician order entry still faces a long, hard road, several experts say, describing what they see as the top ten hurdles facing CPOE and ways to surmount them.

In a recent survey, CIOs say integrating information technology into health care infrastructure is a task similar to building the US highway system. Central to its success is computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic medical records. But the endeavor still faces a long, hard road, the experts say, describing what they see as the top ten hurdles facing CPOE and ways to surmount them.

The experts views appear in an article in this months issue of Health Data Management.

Physician resistance was at the top of the list. Other items included top-down managment, cost, technology limitations, training, and measuring success.