Browse Market Research Report on E-prescribing
Electronic prescribing or E-Prescribing
(e-Rx) is an electronic transmission of prescriptions from physician to pharmacists using computer and other mobile devices, such as cell phone and tablets.
Meanwhile, the e-prescribing
rules changed for long-term and post-acute providers specifically in November 2014, mandating a change to National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) script 10.
For those who aren't already e-prescribing
, the decision will be whether to find an inexpensive e-prescribing
program and submit the information necessary to avoid the penalty, or to invest in the transition to a full-scale electronic health record (EHR) system.
Thanks to Meaningful Use incentives," virtually all prescribers (and sometimes, the organizations that employ them) may benefit from government-administered incentive payments as "eligible providers" when they adopt e-Prescribing
as part of purchasing, implementing, and "meaningfully using" a complete, "certified" electronic health records system (EHR) according to evolving technology standards from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
6 percent at the end of 2008, according to the company's 2009 National Progress Report on E-Prescribing
To assess the effects of e-prescribing
on medication errors, the authors looked at the number and severity of prescribing errors - such as ordering a medication but omitting the quantity, prescribing a drug to a patient with a known allergy to the active ingredient and injuries from medication - in 12 community-based medical practices in the Hudson Valley region of New York.
In 2007, 35 million prescription transactions were routed electronically in the United States, according to e-prescribing
services network provider SureScripts.
An eligible professional does not have to enroll in order to participate in the E-Prescribing
Several states are rapidly expanding their e-prescribing
initiatives in their Medicaid programs to save costs and reduce errors.
Today, at most, 20 percent of physicians are using e-Prescribing
in their practices.
Merritt: Providers Should Use E-prescribing
to Reduce Medication Errors