CPOE for Medication Orders

Use computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for medication orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional who can enter orders into the medical record per state, local and professional guidelines.

More than 30 percent of all unique patients with at least one medication in their medication list admitted to the eligible hospital’s or CAH’s inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) have at least one medication order entered using CPOE.

Optional Alternate:
More than 30 percent of medication orders created by authorized providers of the eligible hospital's or CAH's inpatient or emergency department (POS 21 or 23) during the EHR reporting period are recorded using CPOE.

 

Measure Numerator

Number of patients in the denominator that have at least one medication order entered using CPOE.

Optional:
Number of medication orders in the denominator entered using CPOE.

 

Measure Denominator

Number of unique patients with at least one medication in their medication list admitted to the eligible hospital’s or CAH’s inpatient or emergency department during the EHR reporting period.

Optional:
Number of medication orders created by the eligible hospital’s or CAH’s inpatient or emergency department during the EHR reporting period.