E-prescribing: where health information and patient care intersect

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Spring 2010


Medication therapy management can play a key role in the rising costs of healthcare, as it relates to both workflow efficiency and patient safety. E-prescribing allows for prescribing the most medically appropriate and cost effective prescription at the point of care and transmitting the prescription electronically to the patient's choice of pharmacy. E-prescribing can helpeliminate medication errors, improve patient safety, andreduce costs by making the medication therapy management process more efficient.