Benefits of E-Prescribing, in Seattle Times

A new article in the Seattle Times explains the many advantages of e-prescriptions, for both doctors and patients.

Benefits outlined in the article include:

  • Doctors can check patient’s medical history for potentially harmful drug interactions
  • Reduced risk of medication errors caused by illegible handwriting or failure to spot drug allergies, etc.
  • System can confirm the prescription benefits
  • Refills are complete with the touch of a button
  • Affordable medications can be selected more easily
  • Integration with EMR allows easy access to vital patient information

Overall, the article shows that e-prescribing technology is improving the efficiency of medical practices – especially those writing many prescriptions.