Maine now requires e-prescribing of all controlled substances, a move that comes a month after New York became the first state to do so.
Thousands of providers missed the March 27 New York state deadline requiring that all prescriptions be created electronically.
One health system in the upper reaches of New York State is seeing very few issues with its e-prescribing efforts, even as some providers continue to struggle despite a March 27 deadline to have such services available.
Electronic health records and health IT are falling short when it comes to improving patient medication adherence, according to a new paper in JMIR Medical Informatics.
Doctors have mixed views on the New York state law that mandates e-prescribing.
Prescribing practices are at the center of fraud prevention and opioid addiction treatment as New York prepares for a new e-prescribing law and as new opioid addiction legislation passed easily through the Senate.
Doctors' use of the free-text "Notes" field in e-prescriptions to communicate additional prescription-related information to pharmacists can create confusion and even patient harm, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
E-prescribing in the state of New York becomes mandatory in a little over a month, but some hospitals and physicians are not quite ready.
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances continues to increase, particularly in New York, according to new data from Surescripts.
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.