TITLE

Value of e-prescribing questioned

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Paul Christopher
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, p1575
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
66699064

 

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