Medical Practice Management Books, Journals and Articles for Physicians, Practice Administrators and Doctors' Office Managers

Search Store: 
Medication Errors and e-Prescribing: Solutions and Limitations

Medication Errors and e-Prescribing: Solutions and Limitations


 $24.00
Add to Cart

by Bryan Bergeron M.D.
Physicians are often sold on electronic prescribing systems on the grounds that they will both increase efficiency and reduce medication errors. The vendors? glossy marketing materials certainly hold out those two promises. Instead of doctors having to handwrite script after script, an electronic system means that fully filled-out prescriptions are only a few keystrokes, mouse clicks, or stylus swipes away. Moreover, even without that speed and automation, e-prescribing?s other benefit seems invaluable: such a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system also presents the prospect of reducing errors and thus improving patient safety.