Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- Is healthcare information technology based on evidence?R Koppel
Sociology Dept and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA E mail
Yearb Med Inform 8:7-12. 2013..Most measures, especially those associated with cost-benefit analyses, are aspirational or hubris transubstantiated into numbers. ..
- Role of Healthcare Information Technology in handoffsRoss Koppel
School of Medicine and Sociology Dept, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Stud Health Technol Inform 183:21-7. 2013..We analyze handoffs in relation to electronic records and hybrid systems (both paper and HIT) to identify sources of error and miscommunication. We propose a typology of handoffs and illustrate several of them...
- Healthcare IT usability and suitability for clinical needs: challenges of design, workflow, and contractual relationsRoss Koppel
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Stud Health Technol Inform 157:7-14. 2010..We suggest that the structure of those relationships may retard the progress and responsiveness of HIT...
- Identifying and quantifying medication errors: evaluation of rapidly discontinued medication orders submitted to a computerized physician order entry systemRoss Koppel
Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:461-5. 2008..This measure offers a rapid, constant, inexpensive, and objective method to identify medication orders with a high probability of error. It may also serve as a screening and teaching mechanism for physicians-in-training...
- Workarounds to barcode medication administration systems: their occurrences, causes, and threats to patient safetyRoss Koppel
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Sociology Department, McNeil Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:408-23. 2008..Shortcomings in BCMAs' design, implementation, and workflow integration encourage workarounds. Integrating BCMAs within real-world clinical workflows requires attention to in situ use to ensure safety features' correct use...
- Role of computerized physician order entry systems in facilitating medication errorsRoss Koppel
Department of Sociology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 USA
JAMA 293:1197-203. 2005..Published studies report that CPOE reduces medication errors up to 81%. Few researchers, however, have focused on the existence or types of medication errors facilitated by CPOE...
- What do we know about medication errors made via a CPOE system versus those made via handwritten orders?Ross Koppel
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, and Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Crit Care 9:427-8. 2005..I discuss these issues and their implications for the evaluation of CPOE systems and of other emerging healthcare technologies...
- Neither panacea nor black box: responding to three Journal of Biomedical Informatics papers on computerized physician order entry systemsRoss Koppel
Department of Sociology and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Biomed Inform 38:267-9. 2005
- Medication safety in older adults: home-based practice patternsJoshua P Metlay
Penn Program for the Reduction in Medication Errors, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 53:976-82. 2005..To identify the current state of medication-taking practices of community-dwelling older adults on high-risk medications...
- Computerized physician order entry systems: the right prescription?Ross Koppel
Sociology Department and School of Medicine, Center for Excellence in Patient Medication Safety, University of Pennsylvania, USA
LDI Issue Brief 10:1-4. 2005..This Issue Brief summarizes research that sounds a cautionary note about the potential for computerized systems to facilitate medication errors, as well as reduce them...
- Defending computerized physician order entry from its supportersRoss Koppel
Am J Manag Care 12:369-70. 2006