Canada lags US in adoption of e-prescribing

Eggertson, Laura
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/28/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 9, pE25
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of e-prescribing in Canada. It notes that the adoption of e-prescribing in the country, which is implemented together with the electronic health records system, is progressing despite its slower pace than that in the U.S. Information on e-prescribing, and the plans of the Canadian government in its implementation are also discussed.


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