Sorting Through the Options to Support CPOE Use

The Santa Rosa region of the CHRISTUS Health System, serving San Antonio and surrounding areas, launched computerized physician order entry software in January 2012. By late summer, a pattern was clear. Hospitalists and emergency room physicians--the initial target audience--became the heaviest users and were the reason why 65 to 75 percent of all orders soon were electronic, recalls George Gellert, M.D., regional CMIO.

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