The electronic health records meaningful use program has significantly increased adoption of computerized physician order entry systems, with Cerner Corp. and Epic Systems Corp. leading the way, according to a new market report from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises.

Before MU, an average of 87 hospitals a year went live with CPOE but that average is now 233, according to KLAS. Cerner has more hospitals live on CPOE than any of the 10 other vendors in the study. Both Cerner and Epic have doubled their live CPOE sites since 2009 and both have an average of more than 80% of orders being entered via CPOE at their client sites.

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