Overheard: Word of the Day

Apr 26 2010   2:49PM GMT

Overheard talking about computerized physician order entry

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Doctors hate doing data entry. The faster it is to put in the data, the better the system from a doc’s perspective. The rub is that the most flexible and intuitive record to use is a blank sheet of paper.

Dr. Peter Deane, as quoted in Implementing EHR technology is easy; physician buy-in can be hard

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is computerized physician order entry (CPOE)

Because data entry is the principal point of conflict, what is the best method of data entry? Despite such technologies as handwriting recognition, speech recognition, touch-screen and stylus, the traditional pairing of keyboard and mouse is still the fastest and most reliable input method…

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