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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According to the report, the global e-prescribing market was estimated to reach US$887.
com)-- According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research "Global Market Study on E-Prescribing: North America to Witness Highest Growth by 2019," the global E-Prescribing market was valued at USD 250.
Minnesota enacted an e-prescribing mandate in 2008, with a compliance date of 2011.
Physicians adopted e-prescribing more enthusiastically following the implementation of federal incentive programs, a study in Health Affairs found.
The e-prescribing requirement is not difficult to achieve by itself Instead, it is one more burden faced by physicians who are already trying to find the time and money to manage Medicare requirements related to the meaningful use of health information technology and quality reporting, according to Neil Kirschner, Ph.
1) e-Prescribing is reported to reduce medication errors, improve physician efficiency, improve quality of care and even reduce healthcare costs.
Indeed, as CIOs and industry observers look out at a rapidly changing landscape, they say the time is now to prepare on a detailed, practical level to support enterprise-wide e-prescribing solutions for all affiliated physicians.
there is a strong national push to encourage doctors to adopt ambulatory e-prescribing.
The economic stimulus legislation recently signed into law includes $19 billion to accelerate adoption of health IT, including e-prescribing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that the specifications for the E-Prescribing measure, which will be used to determine whether an eligible professional is a successful E-Prescriber and may qualify for a 2% incentive payment for the 2009 reporting period, has been posted to the CMS website.
Fewer than 20 percent of health care providers, however, now use e-prescribing systems and independent pharmacies have been slow to go electronic.