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  • practices
  • With more and more physician practices getting connected, e-prescribing has proven to be a more efficient and safe alternative to the traditionally paper-, phone- and fax-based prescribing process. (marketwired.com)
  • However, with more than 130 different software programs certified to link with the network and many medical practices relatively new to e-prescribing, it's inevitable that there will be problems, whether with the technology itself or with the people learning to use it, according to the company. (khn.org)
  • Whereas 65% of general practices qualified for the electronic prescribing component of the PIP 1, a survey in three Melbourne teaching hospitals revealed that only two out of 30 residents used computers for purposes other than reviewing patient results. (docplayer.net)
  • To determine how well the current fluoride supplementation schedule was known by academic pediatricians and to examine the fluoride supplement prescribing and dental referral practices among primary care faculty pediatricians at four medical centers. (aappublications.org)
  • Medicare
  • Over the last 5 years, national interest in e-prescribing has increased as the Federal Government has enacted legislation, including the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), aimed at increasing the adoption of e-prescribing. (ahrq.gov)
  • To encourage greater participation, Medicare, the federal health plan for the elderly, in January began giving e-prescribing doctors a bonus of 2 percent of their overall Medicare reimbursement. (khn.org)
  • In fairness, e-prescribing refill capabilities are not covered in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' requirements for proving that the provider is a "meaningful user" of electronic medical record technology. (drugstorenews.com)
  • medication errors
  • Researchers from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington used a decision-analytic model to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a basic CPOE system versus traditional paper-based prescribing in reducing medication errors and adverse drug events. (ispor.org)
  • Results suggested that in a midsized medical group (400 providers), over a five-year period, a basic CPOE system would save $18 million compared to paper-based prescribing and be associated with 1.5 million fewer medication errors and 14.5 thousand fewer adverse drug events. (ispor.org)
  • CPOE
  • An interrupted time-series design to examine the effect of CPOE on hypo- and hyperglycemias and a crossover simulation study to examine the influence of CPOE on prescribing time efficiency. (pedinfo.org)
  • To assess prescribing time efficiency, time needed to calculate glucose intake with and without CPOE was measured. (pedinfo.org)
  • Analysis of research done on inpatient prescribing by the IOM resulted in the conclusion that 44000 to 98000 inpatient deaths could be attributed to avoidable medical errors, and many of these deaths could potentially be prevented by CPOE. (aappublications.org)
  • Topping the list of criteria is electronic prescribing of medications, also known as computerized provider order entry (CPOE), to replace using a prescription pad. (ispor.org)
  • pediatricians
  • Thirty-seven (93%) primary care faculty pediatricians reported that they routinely addressed the need for fluoride supplements for their patients, but only 28 (70%) determined the fluoride content of the drinking water before prescribing supplements. (aappublications.org)
  • dose
  • During order review, pharmacy and nursing staff must manually review patient characteristics such as height and weight when double-checking the prescribed dose. (ismp.org)
  • Conclusion The insertion of maximum dose alerts and interactions, and a link to the updated parenteral drugs administration guide, into an electronic administration program, provides a safety tool. (bmj.com)
  • 4 These include: unawareness of best-practice recommendations failure to alter drug therapy in the face of altered physiology disregarding a patient history of allergy to the same medication class prescribing the wrong drug name, dose form or abbreviation incorrect dosage or frequency calculations illegible writing and failure to communicate important information. (docplayer.net)
  • inpatient
  • Federally sponsored research should be conducted to document, in both inpatient and ambulatory (office) settings, specific characteristics of e-prescribing systems that are most beneficial in preventing errors and enhancing patient care. (aappublications.org)
  • advocates
  • However, the report identifies major barriers to using the more advanced features of e-prescribing that many advocates believe offer the greatest potential to improve safety and quality of health care. (managedcaremag.com)
  • Advocates say e-prescribing is a key advance toward health care's digital future because of its potential to reduce medical errors, cut drug costs and save doctors and patients time and money. (khn.org)
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion Electronic prescribing appears to reduce rates of dosing errors in paediatrics, but larger studies are required to assess the effect on the severity of these errors and in different settings. (bmj.com)
  • systems
  • A number of different electronic prescribing systems are available, but many doctors have been reluctant to use them. (bio-medicine.org)
  • A study earlier this year found that only 17 percent of U.S. doctors have embraced electronic medical record systems. (bio-medicine.org)
  • They are using more than a hundred different electronic medical record systems. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Electronic prescribing systems can provide important safeguards during the prescribing process, particularly for complex treatment regimens and protocols used to manage cancer. (ismp.org)
  • The AAP believes there is sufficient evidence supporting the ability of e-prescribing systems to prevent medical errors and enhance patient care. (aappublications.org)
  • When possible, e-prescribing systems should be implemented as part of a robust electronic health record. (aappublications.org)
  • Such implementations offer advantages well beyond those of freestanding e-prescribing systems. (aappublications.org)
  • This technical report discusses electronic prescribing systems and their limitations and potential benefits, particularly to the pediatrician in the ambulatory setting. (aappublications.org)
  • Many organizations, notably the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Institute for Safe Medical Practice (ISMP), and the Leapfrog Group, 2 involved in efforts to improve medical quality and reduce medical errors, have endorsed e-prescribing systems as a major tool in reducing medical errors. (aappublications.org)
  • What we also know … is these electronic health record systems are complex. (ahima.org)
  • The introduction of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) systems has the potential to greatly improve the accuracy and efficiency of pharmaceutical treatments. (ahrq.gov)
  • Purpose To increase safety in the prescription and administration of drugs through the introduction of new warning systems, such as of interactions, maximum doses and a guide to the parenteral administration of drugs, in an electronic prescribing programme (SILICON). (bmj.com)
  • Log-offs, she says, result from federal regulations requiring e-prescribing software to log out doctors at regular intervals to prevent unauthorized use of systems. (khn.org)
  • reduction
  • 4 Research examining the impact of e-prescribing on reducing malpractice claims might result in a commensurate reduction in malpractice liability insurance. (aappublications.org)
  • Potential financial benefits from the universal adoption of e-prescribing include a savings of $27 billion/year, including $2 billion/year from the reduction in ADEs. (aappublications.org)
  • In addition, the pilot projects evaluated key issues in e-prescribing such as reduction of adverse drug events, provider uptake, and potential gains in efficiency and effectiveness. (ahrq.gov)
  • scope
  • It adds that the DH and other parties 'understand this practical difficulty and therefore are consulting on extending the scope of electronic prescribing for Schedules 2 and 3 controlled drugs. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • health
  • In the second scenario, the preparation of the prescription is carried out on a computer, typically in an electronic health record (EHR), and then printed on paper. (uspharmacist.com)
  • When people look at e-prescribing and say there are certain benefits to be derived from it, there is still a lot of work to be done to get to that point," says Joy M. Grossman, PhD, a senior health researcher at HSC and lead author. (managedcaremag.com)
  • Some of the most controlled drugs could be made available on the Electronic Prescribing Service under new plans put out for consultation by the Department of Health. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
  • patients
  • for complete e-prescribing use, the projected savings are $3.91 million per 100,000 patients per year," the report said. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The decision to use an e-prescription service is up to the doctor, Fischer said, "but patients can certainly ask their doctors if they are e-prescribing. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The patients love the convenience of e-prescribing," said Dr. Pollock. (marketwired.com)
  • This deviation represents a reversal of fortune for our hospitals which have provided doctors with electronic access to patients laboratory results for many years. (docplayer.net)
  • confusion
  • There is considerable confusion in the marketplace over the definition of e-prescribing, however. (uspharmacist.com)
  • In order not to create confusion when prescribing, 28 (9%) files of active ingredients were duplicated in the program to differentiate oral and parenteral maximum doses. (bmj.com)
  • Legislation
  • The legislation requires the serialisation of every pack of prescribed drugs with a 2D barcode matrix using GS1 or IFA/PPN standards. (gs1uk.org)