Increasing the success of physician order entry through human factors engineering

J Healthc Inf Manag. Winter 2002;16(1):71-9.


Even though the success of a physician order entry (POE) system depends on meeting physicians' needs, no studies of POE systems report using standard, formal methods for assessing physician needs and how to design the best technology to meet those needs. To increase the chance of a successful POE implementation, the article proposes that techniques from the field of human factors engineering (HFE) be used to enhance the interaction between technology and the physicians.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Computers
  • Clinical Pharmacy Information Systems
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
  • Ergonomics*
  • Hospital Information Systems*
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • United States
  • User-Computer Interface*