Document Type

Research Project

Publication Date

Fall 10-17-2021


The Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 encouraged the meaningful use of the electronic health record (EHR) by health care providers in the United States. “Meaningful use” monetary incentives were offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for health care providers who met standards of documenting in and using the EHR. While clinical pharmacists typically work in clinics and hospitals in the United States, they were not considered eligible professionals who could receive incentives for using the EHR. There is a great deal of literature regarding the use of the EHR by eligible professionals, but not by ineligible professionals like clinical pharmacists. One way that clinical pharmacists assist in meaningful use criteria is by developing computerized provider order entries (CPOEs). The purpose of this study is to assess the perception and use of CPOEs by clinical pharmacists.