CPOE stands for Computerized Physician Order Entry. It is a system that allows healthcare professionals, typically physicians, to enter medical orders (such as medication prescriptions, laboratory tests, and imaging studies) into a computer system rather than on paper. CPOE systems are designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the order-entry process, reduce errors related to handwriting or transcription, and provide real-time access to patient information. Additionally, CPOE systems often include clinical decision support features, alerting healthcare providers to potential issues or conflicts in the orders and contributing to enhanced patient safety and quality of care.