Electronic Health Records and Computerized Provider Order Entry

The use of various computer technologies in healthcare has a significant positive impact on the entire sphere. Moreover, the introduction of information technologies is a solution to many problems and is able to meet the growing demands of modern society. Electronic medical records (EHR) and computerized records of supplier orders (CPOE) are vivid examples of a favorable impact on the field of providing medical care to the population.

Electronic medical records have severely implemented the sector of ambulatory health care services. McKeeby and Coffey (2018) state that “electronic medical record (EMR) provides a platform for the collection, review, and storage of patient information as part of the patient care process” (p. 687). It has dramatically facilitated collecting and storing information about patients and their diseases (Wager et al., 2013). Thus, a doctor or nurse can access an electronic database and easily find the necessary data.

Computerized provider order entry systems have influenced the sector of provision of medicine for patients. Notably, they are the reasons for reductions in certain types of medications (Kinlay et al., 2020). This innovation is a system in which a medical specialist fills in the necessary information about the patient’s treatment, and then orders are stored and used from the computer network by staff. The main advantages of SROE are the reduction of time for completing orders, increasing the efficiency of medical care by reducing transcription errors. Moreover, it also reduces the duplication of order entry and makes inventory management and invoicing more accessible and more understandable.

Thus, in modern society, the introduction of such technologies as SRO and SRO is an indicator of the informatization of the healthcare sector. The digitalization of this industry leads to the optimization of the provision of medical services, improving quality control, and reducing costs. Moreover, the use of these technologies also improves the quality of service, increases the accuracy of diagnostics, and makes it possible to make consultations, examinations, and tests more effective for both patients and doctors. In conclusion, they also contribute to the long-term storage of patient information in electronic form.


Kinlay, M., Zheng, W. Y., Burke, R., Juraskova, I., Moles, R., & Baysari, M. (2020). Medication errors related to computerized provider order entry systems in hospitals and how they change over time: A narrative review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 17(9), 1546-1552.

McKeeby, J. W., & Coffey, P. S. (2018). The importance and use of electronic health records in clinical research. Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, 687-702.

Wager, K., Lee, F., & Glaser, J. (2013). Health care information systems: A practical approach for health care management (3rd ed). John Wiley and Sons.

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