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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.

Federal incentives help eRx rate to skyrocket

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.

Global e-prescribing market to reach $887 million by 2019

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.

E-prescribing continues to grow

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.