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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13 January 2016 - US-based electronic healthcare prescribing solutions provider DrFirst has acquired the assets of mobile e-prescribing application iPrescribe.net, the company said.
Q: In your article, you mention that some healthcare organizations, particularly long-term care and assisted-living facilities, have an aversion to e-prescribing. Is this as simple as a lack of Meaningful Use (MU) incentives, or are there other reasons for the lack of adoption?
However, the term e-prescribing encompasses more than merely the creation of an electronic script.
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 10.6 (or higher) protocols, in order to be paid under Medicare Part D.
Sixty percent of the respondents said they had access to health plan formulary information in their e-prescribing systems.
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.D., senior associate for regulatory and insurer affairs at the American College of Physicians.
Electronic prescribing is getring better, but challenges remain related to e-renewals, mailorder pharmacy connectivity, and pharmacy processing of e-prescriptions, based on survey results from 114 individuals involved in e-prescribing in 97 health care organizations.
Electronic prescribing, also known as e-Prescribing, is a software application that enables prescribers (usually physicians) to complete, transmit, and store prescriptions electronically.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are starting the second phase of a program mandated under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) to increase e-prescribing. The first phase offered positive incentives to successful e-prescribers.
(The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and other Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) billing codes that will be reviewed are listed at the end of this notice.) Those NPs must show that e-prescribing was used at least 10 different times.