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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"Twelve-month drug cost savings related to use of an electronic prescribing system with integrated decision support in primary care." J Manage Care Pharm.
"These regulations will accelerate the adoption of electronic prescribing nationwide," the statement added.
Health Level Seven (HL7) and National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) described the formation of their Electronic Prescribing Coordination Project to map relevant portions of the NCPDP SCRIPT version 4.2 and HL7 version 2.3 standards and to create associated documentation to facilitate electronic prescribing messaging between HL7-centric and NCPDP-centric pharmacy and prescribing systems.
While almost every expert who has written or spoken on the subject agrees that electronic prescribing and EHRs would greatly reduce medical errors, implementing such changes can be slow, difficult, and expensive.
Of importance, state legislatures and executive branches are taking action to advance electronic prescribing as well.
eMTS's customers will have access to advanced technology via the company's cloud-based healthcare information solutions, TurboFlow transcription management platform, TurboScribe document management, and TurboRx electronic prescribing.
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 is getting better, but challenges remain related to e-renewals, marl-order pharmacy connectivity, and pharmacy processing of e-prescriptions, based on survey results from 114 individuals involved in e-prescribing in 97 health care organizations.
Physician practices and pharmacies believe electronic prescribing improves patient safety and saves time, but problems remain that compromise the technology's ability to realize its full benefit, according to a study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Alexandria, Va.-based SureScripts, operator of the Pharmacy Health Information Exchange, has acquired Norcross, Ga.-based MedAvant Healthcare Solutions' electronic prescribing network, a physician-to-pharmacy electronic prescription network.
Nationally available electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is one step closer to reality with the recent announcement of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI).

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