Report: 36% of Prescriptions Sent Electronically in 2011
A new report from Surescripts finds that 36% of U.S. prescriptions were sent electronically by the end of 2011. The report also found that about 58% of office-based physicians were electronically prescribing by the end of last year. According to Surescripts, e-prescribing helps increase the likelihood that patients will pick up new prescriptions.
- "More Doctors are Ditching the Old Prescription Pad" (Neergaard, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 5/17).
- "National Report Shows Surge in E-Prescribing Among Health Practitioners" (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 5/17).