is an important step toward achieving President Obama's goal of having all medical records computerized within five years, Sen.
Studies indicate that most physicians have been reluctant to adopt electronic prescribing
largely because of the cost of the systems, and a perception that the technology requires too much time to learn and install.
The National e-Prescribing Patient Safety Initiative brings together a diverse group of technology companies, payers and physicians who share a commitment to one remarkable idea - that providing free electronic prescribing
for every physician will ultimately reduce errors and improve care.
significantly simplifies the process and lets doctors check for adverse drug interactions or allergies at the point of prescribing, which improves patient safety and enhances efficiency.
Electronic health records technology, when interoperable among health care providers in various settings, offers benefits similar to the benefits of electronic prescribing
in terms of reducing medical errors, coordinating care and improving efficiency.
Working with DrFirst allowed us to quickly conform to federal and state electronic prescribing
standards and regulations, as well as allows our clients to be able to participate in the growing number of incentive programs aimed to increase use of ePrescribing in healthcare information technology," said Craig Frazier, President and CEO of Intuitive Medical Software, creators of UroChartEMR.
The CMS electronic prescribing
bonus amounts to an average of between $3,500 and $5,000 per physician, depending on the number of Medicare patients they see.
Walgreens, which in 1992 was the first pharmacy to launch an electronic prescribing
system, is the industry leader in filling electronic prescriptions.
Their Formulary Data Quality Initiative accelerates the adoption of e-Prescribing and delivers significant improvements in the accuracy and consistency of formulary data within the electronic prescribing
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and Prematics(TM) today announced an agreement to equip physician practices with a distinctive electronic prescribing
service under Availity's private label, CarePrescribe(SM).