Value of e-prescribing questioned

Webster, Paul Christopher
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, p1575
Academic Journal
The article assesses the value of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) in Canada. It highlights the move of some provinces to conform with the national technical standards of Canada Health Infoway Inc. to reduce prescription errors and speed drug dispensing. Canadian Pharmacists Association senior director Janet Cooper laments that while provinces built centralized drug information system to allow e-prescribing, few doctors still refuse to adopt the trend. INSET: Parsing the financial benefits of electronic health records.


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