Friday, August 13, 2010

Doctors not taking full advantage of ePrescribing

A recent report at American Medical News looks how how few doctors are taking advantage of the unique features of ePrescribing. According to the article, only 65% are checking drug interactions of the drugs they prescribe, 54% are transmitting the prescriptions to pharmacies, and 34% are checking insurance formulary lists. Less than 25% of doctors are using all three features. What should the public focus on? Moving from the traditional prescribing system to the electronic system, or moving from traditional medical records to electronic medical records? What are some of the benefits you see when doctors achieve the use of both electronic medical records and ePrescibing?

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