e-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.

e-prescribing

Therapeutics The use of handheld electronic products to communicate with pharmacies and provide prescribing information

e-prescribing

The use of the Internet and e-mail for prescribing and acquiring medical orders for patients.
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The information must be submitted using either a qualified e-prescribing program or a certified EHR.
That didn't do the trick either; accessibility and cost issues remained, and the various "G" codes that had to be added to Medicare claims to document e-prescribing were confusing and annoying.
Since e-prescribing began to be part of the physician-pharmacist equation, advocates of the technology have stressed its ability to reduce prescribing errors and boost patient safety.
E-prescribing is also prominent among the criteria needed to demonstrate "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHRs) and qualify for EHR incentive funding under the ARRA HITECH Act (see "ARRA HITECH 'meaningful use' criteria for e-prescribing").
Weems was among several government and industry officials who reviewed the advantages of e-prescribing at a conference here that was cosponsored by such organizations as the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Furthermore, doctors demanded that e-Prescribing be affordable, if not completely free.
e-prescribing markets among ambulatory care providers market was further sub-segmented into the stand alone and integrated physicians practice management systems.
Electronic prescribing or E-Prescribing (e-Rx) is electronic transmission of prescriptions from physician to pharmacists using computer and other mobile devices, such as cell phone and tablets.
In 2010, CMS made it much easier to collect the incentive with minimum -e-prescribing effort: If you could show that you were using a qualified e-prescribing program on only 25 Medicare claims over the course of the entire year, you got a 2% bonus on every Medicare Part B claim you fried over the entire year.
The bonus for early adopters of e-prescribing drops to 1% in 2011-2012 and 0.
A pilot program for e-prescribing of controlled substances was conducted in Massachusetts, but not in long-term care settings.