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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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e-prescribing

Therapeutics The use of handheld electronic products to communicate with pharmacies and provide prescribing information
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e-prescribing

The use of the Internet and e-mail for prescribing and acquiring medical orders for patients.
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Some say the solution is to use both systems (paper and electronic) side-by-side until there is enough trust in ePrescribing. Yet, time after time, physicians have shown that they just won't use two systems.
But incentives and pressures through legislation are accelerating the transition to eprescribing. A big boost came in 2003 with passage of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), which created a new voluntary prescription drug benefit under Medicare Part D.
While the overwhelming majority found that ePrescribing improved patient safety and quality of care, there was no clear consensus on cost savings.
Panel discussions will address such topics as "Cutting-Edge Drug Benefit Design," "Does Physician and Member Education Work?" "Innovative Employer Solutions to Rising Drug Costs," "The View from Wall Street: The Outlook for PBMs" and "What Ever Happened to ePrescribing?"
Practice automation, digital communications, electronic patient records, ePrescribing, care management, pay-for-performance (P4P)--all of these benefit payers in numerous ways by decreasing overhead associated with managing communications, by keeping their provider networks happy and stable, by facilitating cost-saving medical/disease/care management programs and by reducing cost of care by keeping patients healthier.
Most immediately, those involved in conducting the standards pilot dictated in the Medicare Modernization Act will be commissioned to report their findings to Congress, and the increased spotlight on ePrescribing may accelerate the adoption of final regulatory standards.
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).
Modules include: Workflow, Rx+ (eprescribing), Charge, Dictate, Order, Result, Note, Scan, Pocket Library, Physician Homebase, iHealth, Analytics and Study Manager.