E-prescribing poised for growth, but challenges remain

E. B. N.
October 2008
Employee Benefit News;Oct2008, Vol. 22 Issue 13, p53
The article focuses on hurdles to the widespread adoption of electronic-prescribing (e-prescribing) technology in the U.S. It relates the potential for e-prescribing to reduce health care costs in the country, according to a report by eHealth Initiative. It provides an overview of the increase in e-prescribing transactions in 2007. Some of the hurdles include financial burdens, workflow changes and change management, infrastructure and incomplete patient records.


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