Evaluation of computerized physician order entry system- A satisfaction survey in Taiwan

Bey Hwa Yui, Wai Tim Jim, Marcelo Chen, Jong Ming Hsu, Chieh Yu Liu, Ting Ting Lee*

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In the rapidly developing world of information technology, computers have been used in various settings for clinical medicine application. Studies have focused on computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system interface design and functional development to achieve a successful technology adoption process. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate physician satisfaction with the CPOE system. This survey included user attitude toward interface design, operation functions/usage effectiveness, interface usability, and user satisfaction. We used questionnaires for data collection from June to August 2008, and 225 valid questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 84.5 %. Canonical correlation was applied to explore the relationship of personal attributes and usability with user satisfaction. The results of the data analysis revealed that certain demographic groups showed higher acceptance and satisfaction levels, especially residents, those with less pressure when using computers or those with less experience with the CPOE systems. Additionally, computer use pressure and usability were the best predictors of user satisfaction. Based on the study results, it is suggested that future CPOE development should focus on interface design and content links, as well as providing educational training programs for the new users; since a learning curve period should be considered as an indespensible factor for CPOE adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3817-3824
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Canonical correlation
  • Computerized physician order entry
  • Interface design
  • Satisfaction
  • Usability


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