Physician participation in the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Program grew 47% from 2012 to 2013, according to a federal report released late last week.
RNA Holdings LLC/Mobile MedSoft has successfully integrated and rolled out the iAMOS Doctor EPCS (Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances) application, the company said.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to lift long-term care's exemption from its e-prescribing rule as of Nov. 1. This is bigger news than most realize right now, and there has been no indication CMS is going to postpone things.
This year, it is the day after Halloween that might be scary. On November 1, prescribers, pharmacies and facilities in the long-term-care industry must cease the transmission of electronic medication orders via the HL7 and e-fax methods that predominate today.
Minnesota's ambitious program requiring healthcare providers to write electronic prescriptions to prevent expensive errors leaves one group of providers out in the cold: nursing homes.
Reports of drug dosage mistakes, drug interactions and other electronic prescription errors have prompted members of Congress to request additional studies into health information technology systems.
Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That's according to findings relayed in yesterday's McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, "Surveying the technology landscape."