California E-Prescribing Rate Among Lowest in U.S.
Although the use of electronic prescribing has significantly increased in the U.S., e-prescriptions of controlled substances continue to lag, according to Surescripts' 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings. California had one of the lowest levels of e-prescribing in 2013, with just 48% of eligible prescriptions being routed electronically.
- "Surescripts: E-Prescribing Up, but Still Faces Challenges" (Reed, "BizBeat," Washington Business Journal, 5/21).
- "Safe-RX Rankings" (Surescripts report, May 2014).