E-Prescribing

Doctors' participation jumps in quality and e-prescribing programs

Doctors' participation jumps in quality and e-prescribing programs

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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.

Mobile MedSoft announces e-prescription rollout

RNA Holdings LLC/Mobile MedSoft has successfully integrated and rolled out the iAMOS Doctor EPCS (Electronic Prescription for Controlled Substances) application, the company said.

Stakeholders need to prepare for the loss of long-term care's exemption to e-prescribing

Stakeholders need to prepare for the loss of long-term care's exemption to e-prescribing

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.

November 1: Will you be ready?

November 1: Will you be ready?

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 e-prescription requirement ignores nursing homes

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.

Congressional study sought after study reveals unexpected error rates in e-prescribing

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.

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

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."