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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Jan 17, 2017

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In this podcast, Dr. Shawn Dowling explains the benefits and costs of the Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), a complex healthcare intervention used for entering and managing orders.

“CPOE and EHR (Electronic Health Records) are the future of where patient health data is moving toward”, Shawn says.  Effective ways to enter, collect and communicate data bring benefits to providers and patients.  There are the potentials to reduce errors, increase patient safety, and maximize the use of information for appropriate medical decisions. Shawn highlights the importance of clinical decision support and describes how CPOE works as a tool to help physicians make the best decision at the point of care.

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