Study: E-prescribing boosts safety, quality

A new study commissioned by an e-prescribing network suggests that physicians are pretty comfortable with the technology. The study, which was conducted among physicians participating in a three-year pilot program and backed by HaldyMcIntosh & Associates for the Southeastern Michigan ePrescribing Initiative, said they now believe e-prescribing can help them practice safer medicine and improve quality. It surveyed 500 physicians and staff members who use the technology, and found that more than 80 percent of all scripts issued by respondents now were being done electronically. Moreover, 40 percent of physicians now were writing only e-prescriptions. Pretty remarkable results, even if the sponsoring organization has something to gain here.

To get more data from the study:
- read this Healthcare IT News piece

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