electronic prescribing


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electronic prescribing

The electronic transmission of drug prescriptions from the doctor’s (or other prescriber’s) computer or smart device to a high-street pharmacy’s computer.

Pros
Replaces paper prescriptions, which can be lost or tampered with, and significantly reduces the errors related to poor handwriting or ambiguous nomenclature. E-prescribing has incorporated intelligent systems which query patient allergies and prior medicines, and flag adverse reactions known to occur with a particular agent and potential drug-drug and drug-disease interactions. E-prescribing reduces serious drug errors by up to 86% and shortens hospital stays.
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As of 2013, 40% of pharmacies achieved Surescripts certification to enable the electronic prescribing of controlled substances.
Insufficient opportunities to report the electronic prescribing measure due to limitations on the measure's denominator.
There also is a growing incentive to adopt electronic prescribing, Dr.
After electronic prescribing becomes more common, it will bring with it unique errors and challenges, she predicted.
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The OnCallData Community Health Portal provides hospital systems and regional health information organizations (RHIOs) with a patient-centric view--a single point of access for electronic prescribing that reconciles medication history across multiple providers.
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.
Medicare officials have proposed new uniform standards for electronic prescribing that will govern transactions between prescribers and dispensers of prescriptions.
Federal stimulus package further bolsters electronic prescribing
Last month's merger of SureScripts and RxHub is seen by many as a move that will lead hesitant physicians to finally embrace electronic prescribing.
Electronic prescribing is voluntary for physicians, but the aim of the standards is to make it easier and more attractive for physicians to use the technology.

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