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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The legislation includes the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, which requires electronic prescribing for schedule II through schedule V controlled substances prescriptions covered under Medicare Part D to help prevent fraud, abuse and waste--with limited exceptions to ensure patient access.
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.
Today, many e-prescribing systems still are struggling to handle the specific requirement needed to handle the electronic prescribing of controlled substances, including pain medications used by LTC organizations.
Point and Click Solutions is leveraging the Software-as-a-Service ProviderPass to enhance its medical information system software with electronic prescribing of controlled substances functionality.
The fourth one, electronic prescribing, means that the parent only has to make one trip to the pharmacy since the medicine should be waiting for them.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) does not allow controlled substances to be electronically prescribed, however, which "has hindered the adoption of electronic prescribing," said Ms.
Electronic prescribing has been identified as an area where significant progress could be made quickly to improve the quality of care.
It is also essential that electronic prescribing of controlled substances take place in a manner that allows for reliable prescribing records so that the prescribing practitioner and the pharmacist who fills the prescription can remain accountable for their actions--just as they always have been when using paper prescriptions."
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, along with the Center for Improving Medication Management and several other medical societies, is launching a nationwide program to help physicians with electronic prescribing. The "Get Connected" program features a Web site (www.GetRxConnected.com) that can assess a practice's readiness for e prescribing and offer step-by-step tips on how to get started.
In preparation for implementation of an electronic prescribing system, Emily Beth Devine, Pharm.D., M.B.A., of the University of Washington, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed 1,411 prescriptions that were handwritten during a 5-month timeframe to identify and characterize medication errors.
In preparation for implementation of an electronic prescribing system, Emily Beth Devine, PharmD, MBA, of the University of Washington, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed 1,411 prescriptions that were handwritten during a 5-month period to identify and characterize medication errors.
In a report to Congress, HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt announced the results of an electronic prescribing pilot project that support the adoption of new standards.

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