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NPs, PAs top physicians in emergency department e-prescribing

Nonphysicians are e-prescribing the most at Children's National Health System's emergency department, according to a poster presented at the American Medical Informatics Association annual symposium in San Francisco.

FDA pilot aims to ease process of adding risk evaluation data to health information systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to ease and standardize the process of integrating Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies developed by drug and device manufacturers into electronic health information systems, it announced this week. 

Rule change enables e-prescribing of all controlled substances nationwide

All controlled substances now legally can be electronically prescribed in any state, nationwide, after Vermont enacted updated administrative rules on Aug. 28.

Surescripts: Health data transactions outnumber American Express, PayPal

Electronic prescribing continues to gain ground in the U.S., with Surescripts processing 6.5 billion healthcare data transactions in 2014, according to its 2014 progress report.

3 ways physicians can curb painkiller abuse

If there is any silver lining to the opioid abuse crisis, it's the way it's inspired creative solutions to address the problem. Here are three techniques that most physicians can adapt to serve their own patients' unique needs while reducing the risk of prescription drug abuse and dependence.

Study supports MU Stage 2 threshold for e-prescribing

While adverse drug events are less likely in patients with diabetes when their doctors practice higher levels of e-prescribing, not all groups of patients are equally served by the practice, according to a study published Wednesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

N.Y. lawmakers push for one-year delay on electronic prescribing requirement

As providers and pharmacists in New York prepare for a state-wide electronic prescribing mandate set to go into effect this month, state lawmakers are pushing to extend the deadline another year, thanks to a recent bill that awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.  

Older adults prefer e-prescribing

Older adults expect and prefer their prescriptions to be ordered electronically, according to a study published in AHIMA's  Perspectives in Health Information Management.

Adding HIE, eRx data to electronic records improves prescription list accuracy

Combining medication history information from three sources improved accuracy and patient safety, according to a study published in the  American Journal of Managed Care.

Prescription decision support fails to curb patient costs, boost med adherence

A clinical decision support system aimed at helping providers prescribe the drug least expensive to the patient failed to significantly reduce patients costs or improve medication adherence.