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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.

Cost remains a barrier to e-prescribing, despite benefits

While e-prescribing has the potential to increase patient safety and medication adherence while save money, implementation costs remain one of the biggest barriers to adoption in ambulatory...

CMS wants improper eRx payments back

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to recover improper payments made through its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Electronic Prescribing Incentive (eRx) Program, according to a recent notice published in the  Federal Register.

Prescription drug tracking database cuts doc shopping by 75%

A database that tracks the disbursement of prescription drugs in New York has helped the state to slash incidences of doctor shopping by 75 percent, according to state attorney general Eric Schneiderman.

Is electronic medication management in ambulatory care safe?

There's been little study of the safety implications of electronic medication management in ambulatory care, according to research published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. In a...

ACP calls for national prescription drug-monitoring program

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling for a national prescription drug-monitoring program as one of 10 recommendations to help curb the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. The...