What the-Doctor E-Ordered

Chordas, Lori
April 2009
Best's Review;Apr2009, Vol. 109 Issue 12, p88
Trade Publication
The article discusses medical errors that claims thousands of lives in the U.S. The Institute of Medicine calls for the adoption of the electronic prescribing to address the problem. The system is seen as part of the plan of President Barack Obama to improve the nation's medical care system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that the system prevents harmful drug incidents. E-prescribing works by sending prescriptions through an automated data entry process using a software.


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