costs you less. Electronic prescriptions are easier for the pharmacist to read than handwritten prescriptions. This means there's less chance that you'll get the wrong drug or dose. Prescribers will have secure access to your prescription history, so they can be alerted to potential drug interactions, allergies, and other warnings. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2012, May 16). E-Prescribing. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.gov) website: E-Prescribing is a prescriber's ability to electronically send an accurate, error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point-of-care - is an important element in improving the quality of patient care. The inclusion of electronic prescribing in the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 gave momentum to the movement, and the July 2006 Institute of Medicine report on the role of e-
prescribing in reducing medication errors received widespread publicity, helping to build awareness of e-prescribing role in enhancing patient safety. Adopting the standards to facilitate e-prescribing is one of the key action items in the government’s plan to expedite the adoption of electronic medical records and build a national electronic health information infrastructure in the United States. The MMA created a
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