E-prescribing

Doctor with ePrescribing tablet
By Anthony Vecchione 10:37 am August 28, 2014
A restrictive new rule change from the Drug Enforcement Administration, making it more difficult for physicians to prescribe opioids, will necessitate some changes to e-prescribing products and practices.
By Mike Miliard 03:13 pm August 27, 2014
The feds have been taking a bit of a drubbing lately, what with the paltry early returns for Stage 2 meaningful use attestations.
By Neil Versel 02:52 pm August 27, 2014
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use.
By John Halamka 10:00 am July 29, 2014
In the realm of e-prescribing, there remains one key issue to bring to light, says John Halamka, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and that's the need for increased industry awareness and adoption of the full functionality already present in e-prescribing standards -- in other words, going beyond the core requirements of meaningful use.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:49 am July 17, 2014
When it comes to preventing adverse drug events, some suggest that traditional evidence-based prescribing must be enhanced with "person-based" approach rooted in specific data. One Web-based technology may help do that.
By Mike Miliard 10:50 am July 15, 2014
The prevalence of prescribing via electronic health record has skyrocketed over the past decade. Almost unheard of in 2006, nowadays more than 70 percent of physicians e-prescribe, according to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
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By Anthony Vecchione 10:55 am May 21, 2014
There is ample evidence that barcode technology for medication has had a significant impact on patient safety. But while most U.S. hospitals have adopted barcode medication administration, experts say there's big room for improvement.
By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am May 21, 2014
Surescripts, which bills itself as the country's largest health information network, routed more than a billion electronic prescriptions in 2013. In its new report, it names the top 10 e-prescribing states.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:08 am May 20, 2014
Health system pharmacists are playing a greater role in the decision-making process when it comes to the implementation of electronic health records in both hospital and ambulatory settings.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am May 14, 2014
It's no easy feat to be the best, even in the healthcare IT space, but one EHR vendor has come out on top, earning the highest scores for client experience and customer satisfaction in the small practice category.

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