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electronic prescribingThe electronic transmission of drug prescriptions from the doctor’s (or other prescriber’s) computer or smart device to a high-street pharmacy’s computer.
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-prescribingTherapeutics The use of handheld electronic products to communicate with pharmacies and provide prescribing information
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The use of the Internet and e-mail for prescribing and acquiring medical orders for patients.
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