e-prescribing

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e-prescribing

(Electronic-PRESCRIBING) The electronic creation and distribution of medical prescriptions from doctors to pharmacists. Using a computer, the doctor can review drug and formulary coverage and print the prescription for the patient or transmit it directly to the pharmacy. The data may also be added to the patient's electronic health record (EHR). See healthcare IT.
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Electronic prescribing 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.
Electronic prescribing 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 process.
Electronic Prescribing Innovator Completes Series B Financing Led by health Evolution Partners
Investment Reflects Broad National Transition to Electronic Prescribing
and Prematics(TM) today announced an agreement to equip physician practices with a distinctive electronic prescribing service under Availity's private label, CarePrescribe(SM).

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