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Implementation of a Novel Computerized Physician Order Entry System

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2008 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Taiwan University
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 9, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2008
History: No changes posted
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 Intervention
Computerized Physician Order Entry Behavioral: satisfaction questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Implementation of a Novel Computerized Physician Order Entry System to Reduce Medication Errors

Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Those who will use the new CPOE system
Behavioral: satisfaction questionnaire
Satisfaction questionnaire
Other Name: 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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Years to 65 Years   (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: 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.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wu, Fe-Lin, Lin/Director, Department of Pharmacy, N.T.U.H. Identifier: NCT00713297     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200803060R
Study First Received: July 9, 2008
Last Updated: July 9, 2008

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