Nuts and bolts of e-prescribing

By Jackie Ryan, MPA

Government initiatives are encouraging adoption of eRX solutions

Outside of surgical intervention, the physician’s most frequently used, efficacious, and potentially dangerous therapeutic tool is a prescription for medication. In 2007 alone, more than 4.5 billion prescriptions were written—literally. Approximately 80 percent of all prescriptions are hand-written, and many patients are taking multiple prescription medications, a situation that is often viewed as the “perfect storm” for medication errors.

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