Computerized Physician Order Entry

Computerized Physician Order Entry Training Program

  • This program is recommended for individuals who perform assistive services in their practices and have sufficient knowledge, experience, and training to properly handle any such alerts that may appear when entering orders into the CPOE system.
  • Includes the option to certify as a Certified Provider Order Entry Professional (CPOEP)

18 AIHC Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This program has been approved for 18 continuing education units by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance (AIHC).

Do I qualify to take the certification exam?

This course is open to all licensed health care providers (“eligible providers”) to enroll qualified candidates to train and certify in CPOE who:

  • Perform assistive services to eligible providers
  • Wish to become credentialed to enter orders into electronic health records
  • Are able to exercise clinical judgment in the event that an entry generates alerts about possible interactions or other clinical decision support aides


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  • Locate Computerized Physician Order Entry in the Member Store
  • Click "Register Now" under the appropriate group size
  • Login; the registration form will auto-populate
Updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS continues to reinforce the need for appropriate credentialing related to computerized order entry and EHR meaningful use.  In March 2018, CMS sent a reminder to providers to review compliance information for EHR meaningful participation, providing a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for reference.  The second question in this list, FAQ #2851, states:
Question: Who can enter medication orders in order to meet the measure for the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) meaningful use objective under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs?  
Answer: As mentioned in 80 FR 62798, a medical staff person who is a credentialed medical assistant or is credentialed to and performs the duties equivalent to a credentialed medical assistant may enter orders. We maintain our position that medical staff must have at least a certain level of medical training in order to execute the related CDS for a CPOE order entry. We defer to the provider to determine the proper credentialing, training, and duties of the medical staff entering the orders as long as they fit within the guidelines we have proscribed. We believe that interns who have completed their medical training and are working toward appropriate licensure would fit within this definition. We maintain our position that, in general, scribes are not included as medical staff that may enter orders for purposes of the CPOE objective. However, we note that this policy is not specific to a job title but to the appropriate medical training, knowledge, and experience.
To read more, you can view this FAQ document OR visit the CMS Frequently Asked Questions Page and select “Objectives and Measures.”