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.
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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.
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 expect and prefer their prescriptions to be ordered electronically, according to a study published in AHIMA's Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Combining medication history information from three sources improved accuracy and patient safety, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
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.
The rate of physicians who prescribe electronically has skyrocketed thanks to a pair of federal incentive programs, according to new statistics unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The global market for e-prescribing systems is expected to grow from $250.2 million in 2013 to $887.8 million by 2019, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.
More than 1 billion prescriptions were routed electronically in 2013, up from 788 million the previous year, according to Surescripts' annual National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings, published this week.