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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Physicians using electronic prescribing technology are alerted to potential allergies and drug interactions.
While medication errors and adverse drug events can be common and serious, electronic prescribing is clearly a tool that can dramatically reduce errors and improve patient safety,'' said Nancy W.
DrFirst continues to innovate, making electronic prescribing more valuable to physicians, and other healthcare entities and more beneficial to patients.
NEPSI will help address those barriers by providing physicians simple, safe and secure electronic prescribing at no cost.
SureScripts([R]), the largest network provider of electronic prescribing services, is committed to building relationships within the health care community and working collaboratively with key industry stakeholders and organizations to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of health care by improving the overall prescribing process.
DrFirst's Rcopia is an end-to-end electronic prescribing system that manages the prescription writing process electronically by connecting physicians to critical patient information and key health care stakeholders at the point of prescribing.
Electronic prescribing also enables physicians and pharmacies to obtain from drug plans information about the patient's eligibility and medication history.
Expectations, regulations, and certification criteria around electronic prescribing are constantly changing, and we needed to align with a company that can not only keep up with the changes, but which also makes it cost-effective for us to bring industry-leading capabilities to market.
Allscripts also reported a 203 percent year-over-year increase in the number of end-users on Allscripts electronic prescribing solutions company-wide, both through its stand-alone e-prescribing solutions and its Electronic Health Records.
Internet company that develops electronic prescribing units and is potentially a customer of RxHub, said that electronic prescribing probably will lead to greater physician compliance with formularies.
Also, the recently signed federal stimulus package should sharply bolster electronic prescribing throughout the United States by providing $36 billion in incentives to clinics and medical offices to adopt electronic health records.
Physicians who adopt electronic prescribing in 2009 will receive higher rate increases than those who adopt in 2010 or 2011.

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