Implementation of a Novel Computerized Physician Order Entry System

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2008 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2008
National Taiwan University
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The objective of this prospective study is to build a real-time interactive platform where doctors and pharmacists may communicate and solve patients' drug-related problems (DRP) immediately and document accordingly. This study will also design a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system utilizing default protocol for chemotherapy order entry.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Computerized Physician Order Entry Behavioral: satisfaction questionnaire

Detailed Description:
To err is human. Most errors are caused by problems in the system. Punishing health personnel cannot prevent the same mistakes. The only solution is a good medication system. CPOE system can prevent prescribing errors. The CPOE system is always the major step in some studies concerning reducing prescribing errors, dispensing errors or administering errors. In this user-friendly and convenient era, improvement in the CPOE system is an immediate need.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Implementation of a Novel Computerized Physician Order Entry System to Reduce Medication Errors
Study Start Date : September 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2009

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Those who will use the new CPOE system
Behavioral: satisfaction questionnaire
Satisfaction questionnaire
Other Name: questionnaire

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. the timeliness and efficiency of pharmacist's response in DRPs, the average prescription error rate and the satisfaction questionnaire before and after implementation of the new CPOE system. [ Time Frame: 2 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
NTUH pharmacists

Inclusion Criteria:

  • NTUH pharmacists

Exclusion Criteria:

  • NTUH pharmacists who have never recorded drug related problems

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00713297

Contact: Fe-Lin L. Wu, MSCP,Ph D +886-2-23123456 ext 8389

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 10051
Contact: Fe-Lin L Wu, PhD    +886-2-23123456 ext 8389   
Principal Investigator: Fe-Lin L Wu, MSCP,PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University
Principal Investigator: Fe-Lin L. Wu, MSCP,Ph D Department of Pharmacy, N.T.U.H.

Responsible Party: Wu, Fe-Lin, Lin/Director, Department of Pharmacy, N.T.U.H. Identifier: NCT00713297     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200803060R
First Posted: July 11, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
medication errors
computerized physician order entry
pharmaceutical care
chemotherapeutic agents