In the News

Aug 31, 2009

Are CPOEs worth the investment?

Oncology Net News

By Rowena Yee Hoy, RN Clinical Practice Manager and Director of Nursing at OnCare Hawaii

Oncology as we know it is changing. Oncologists and nurses are treating up to three times as many patients as they did only 5 to 7 years ago. They’re also prescribing or administering what seems like a limitless number of drug combinations, each of which carries a significant risk for adverse reactions. Working in such a stressful, fast-paced environment creates a higher risk for unintended oversights and chemotherapy dosing errors. To minimize – if not eliminate – the potential for such errors, an increasing number of oncology practices are turning to computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems such as IntelliDose.

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