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Computerized system may reduce hospital mortality
The Stanford Daily

A new study conducted by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine has demonstrated that hospital-wide mortality rates fall substantially with the introduction of a computerized physician order entry system (CPOE). Published in this month’s issue of “Pediatrics,” the study is the first to establish this correlation. CPOE allows physicians to order tests and prescribe treatments and medications electronically, making their patients’ information readily accessible to authorized hospital staff as part of a broader electronic medical records (EMR) system.

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