Friday, September 11, 2009

AHRQ Takes a Look at E-Prescribing Issues

According tot his post on FierceHealthIT the AHRQ wants to know how many medical practices have successfully implemented functional e-prescribing systems and what factors hurt and help adoption.

The biggest problem that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has encountered is that most e-prescribing systems do not have the same features, and so rolling out with a national system might be difficult. Also, pharmacies are having trouble with e-prescribing software and integrating it into workflow. Because of this, the AHRQ is planning to conduct a 2 year survey which will include physicians, medical directors, IT administrators, pharmacists and other relevant staff members at 110 organizations as participants.




1 comment:

Christine said...

As we see electronic transmission of prescriptions is causing mutliple problems, and handwritten prescriptions are the cause of additional issues with legibility. The middle of the road approach - printing the prescription seems like the solution. Giving the patient a legible prescription. TSP800Rx printer can provide a direct thermal printed prescription in seconds, ready for the physician to sign and present to the patient.