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e-prescribing


August 17, 2016  3:40 PM

E-prescribing of controlled substances on sharp rise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, e-prescriptions, Surescripts

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances, or EPCS, such as opioids increased dramatically in 2015, according to

September 3, 2015  12:03 PM

E-prescribing now legal nationwide

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, Surescripts

Vermont recently became the 50th state to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances (


May 21, 2015  8:28 AM

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances poised to take off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

E-prescribing has come of age. Now it’s e-prescribing of controlled substances’ (EPCS) turn. In 2014, 56% of U.S. physicians and 95% of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on the Surescripts Inc. network, according to a new


May 19, 2015  1:22 PM

New survey: Physicians most likely to make patient notes, prescriptions in electronic systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical decision support, e-prescribing, EHR, EHR systems

Physicians have come a long way in a short time in getting comfortable working with EHR systems and other healthcare technology. Nearly 80% of U.S. physicians say they are more proficient with EHRs than they were two years ago. American doctors made up 601 of the more than 2,600 physicians from...


July 16, 2014  12:28 PM

National use of e-prescribing software hits 70%

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
e-prescribing, e-Rx, ONC

Amid staff changes and departmental reshufflings,...


January 28, 2014  1:08 PM

Health IT on the rise, independent physicians lag behind with EHRs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
e-prescribing, EHR, EHR adoption, Health IT, independent physicians

Adoption and use of health IT increased significantly from 2009 to 2012, though there is a sizable gap between the adoption levels of large and small practices. A study


July 2, 2013  1:14 PM

FDA, INTERPOL sting stops illegal sales of online medication

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
drug diversion, drug tracking, e-prescribing

The FDA took action against more than 9,600 websites, shutting down 1,677, for illegally selling unapproved prescription medications. The crackdown was known as Operation Pangea VI and was part of the 6th annual International Internet Week of Action. “Illegal


December 4, 2012  12:53 PM

E-prescribing software use on the rise across the U.S.

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical decision support, CMS, e-prescribing, mHealth

Nearly half (48%) of U.S. physicians are using e-prescribing software, up from only 7% of physicians in December 2008. All 50 states have had an increase in e-prescribing technology over that time,


February 7, 2012  12:06 PM

Study shows e-prescribing reduces errors, but concerns remain

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, Health IT, Meaningful use

For hospitals, cutting down the number of prescription drug errors is a key component in delivering better quality care. One way to achieve that is for caregivers to ditch the notepad and use e-prescribing...

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December 20, 2011  12:21 PM

Costco jumps into the EHR market

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, EHR, electronic health record, Meaningful use

Physicians shopping at Costco discount warehouse stores have more to choose from than jumbo packs of granola bars and mouthwash as they can now purchase electronic health record (EHR) technology. Costco has partnered with Etransmedia to sell Allscripts MyWay EHR systems as well as practice...


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