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July 18, 2010

With a regulatory stroke, the Obama White House has swept away the last serious legal...

July 7, 2010

In honor of its dedication to driving the adoption of e-prescribing technology in Michigan, the...

DETROIT In honor of its dedication to driving the adoption of e-prescribing technology in Michigan, the Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative was presented with the 2010 Health Information Technology Innovation Leadership Award at the first annual Michigan HIT Leadership and Innovation Awards reception.

June 6, 2010

In the latest attempt to kick-start the health information technology revolution, the Empire State last...

NEW YORK —In the latest attempt to kick-start the health information technology revolution, the Empire State last month launched a drive to help physicians deploy electronic health records and shift to paperless prescribing. The statewide initiative is aimed at boosting EHR adoption by primary care providers.

June 3, 2010

Now, it’s up to the doctors....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Now, it’s up to the doctors.

(THE NEWS: DEA allows controlled drug e-prescribing, handing pharmacy advocates a key victory. For the full story, click here)

April 22, 2010

Efforts by retail pharmacies and pharmacy groups to spur the adoption of electronic-prescribing technology among...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Efforts by retail pharmacies and pharmacy groups to spur the adoption of electronic-prescribing technology among the nation’s technology-averse physicians are nothing new. Nor are collaborative campaigns that enlist pharmacies and technology vendors. But a joint campaign to speed e-prescribing by a pharmacy benefits manager and a health insurer? That’s a far less frequent occurrence.

February 16, 2010

Electronic prescribing network provider Surescripts made its new, lower pricing policy official Tuesday, announcing that...

January 31, 2010

Electronic prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that Paul Uhrig, the company’s general counsel, EVP...

January 28, 2010

Relative to the national chains, independent pharmacies have limited resources and, given the importance and...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Relative to the national chains, independent pharmacies have limited resources and, given the importance and benefit of e-prescribing, further helping to facilitate the adoption of e-prescribing via grants — not to mention facilitating two-way communication between prescribers and pharmacists — is critical to help push overall adoption closer to the finish line.

January 24, 2010

Providing grants to offset implementation and transaction fee costs and making two-way communication between prescribers...

April 23, 2009

Surescripts’ announcement that more than 100,000 physicians have jumped aboard the e-prescribing bandwagon is an...

NEW YORK Surescripts’ announcement that more than 100,000 physicians have jumped aboard the e-prescribing bandwagon is an important milestone for the industry as one of the major hurdles for e-prescribing has been physician adoption.

 

As stated in the article, by the end of 2008, there were 74,000 doctors actively prescribing electronically, compared with 36,000 at the end of 2007. This means that physician adoption has increased more than 100% between 2008 and 2007.