Practices struggle with e-prescription fulfillments

Although the transition to electronic prescribing for new prescriptions is progressing, there still are challenges with electronic prescribing of renewals, adoption by mail order pharmacies, and staff processing of the prescriptions, a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change concludes, reports FierceEMR. According to the study, physician practices and pharmacies generally were satisfied with the electronic transmission of new prescriptions, but the electronic renewal process was used inconsistently. In fact, three-fourths of the practices surveyed had problems with mail order pharmacies' handling and filling of e-prescriptions. --Read the full article at FierceEMR