E-Prescribing on the Rise, ONC Data Show
The percentage of physicians who electronically prescribe has increased ten-fold since the implementation of two federal incentive programs, according to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC noted that the percentage of new and renewal prescriptions sent electronically across the U.S. increased from 4% in 2008 to 57% in 2013.
- "Federal Incentives Help eRx Rate To Skyrocket" (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 7/14).
- "70 Percent of Physicians Now Send Prescriptions Electronically" (Sullivan, VentureBeat, 7/14).