The company is in electronic prescribing
, medication management and secure care collaboration solutions that enhance the doctor-patient point of encounter, optimise provider access to patient information, inform the doctor's clinical view of the patient and improve care delivery and clinical outcomes.
In addition to continued growth in electronic prescribing
, the company's 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings highlight broader signs of growth in electronic health information exchange that support the federal government's efforts to drive "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHRs).
The North East London Foundation Trust is proceeding with the procurement of an Electronic Prescribing
and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system to provide an appropriate solution which meets the needs of the organisation.
These proposed changes will continue to encourage adoption of electronic prescribing
while acknowledging circumstances that may keep health professionals from realizing the full potential of these systems right away," he said.
The authors suggest that implementing a basic electronic prescribing
system may reduce nonclinical prescribing errors such as illegibility, missing information, and wrong dose, but that the addition of CDS alerts will be necessary to help reduce more severe clinical prescribing errors, such as contraindications due to drug-disease or drug-drug interactions.
More than 3 billion prescriptions are written every year and even though we have the technology to make this problem virtually go away, less than one in five of my colleagues are using electronic prescribing
," said Dr.
9% when physicians used electronic prescribing
, Martha Simpson, D.
These regulations will accelerate the adoption of electronic prescribing
nationwide," the statement added.
While almost every expert who has written or spoken on the subject agrees that electronic prescribing
and EHRs would greatly reduce medical errors, implementing such changes can be slow, difficult, and expensive.
As an example, all OnCallData products provide the patient-safety benefits associated with the coordination of medication reconciliation and electronic prescribing
, both in the hospital as well as in the outpatient setting.
In April five national health care organizations collaborated on A Clinician's Guide to Electronic Prescribing
, an updated guide on how to move from paper to e-scripts.
The inability to prescribe controlled substances electronically is slowing adoption of electronic prescribing
, but financial incentives could make it worthwhile for physicians who see patients covered by Medicare to start "e-prescribing" now if they can, a consultant said.