Electronic Prescribing for the Medical Practice: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

1st Edition

Patricia L. Hale

HIMSS Publishing
Published January 15, 2007
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780976127796 - CAT# N11585
Series: HIMSS Book Series

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This book is a step-by-step guide on planning, choosing, and implementing electronic prescribing. It comes complete with valuable and powerful assessment tools empowering the physician to make the right choices the first time, and for planning, choosing, and implementing the right product for his or her practice. This book is interesting, informative and timely as thousands of physicians and providers begin to investigate e-prescribing and form questions concerning how to implement this life saving technology. Developed for practicing physicians and their office staff, this book provides clear, concise information and guidance on:

*Exploring the current state of e-prescribing
*Recognizing the benefits of e-prescribing
*Learning the components of basic and more advanced systems
*Understanding how e-prescribing fits in an overall health information plan, including moving to a full EMR system
*Complying with Federal and state rules and initiatives
*Adhering to standards
*Choosing a system
*Negotiating a contract
*Implementing a system

The book includes case studies that clearly illustrate and assist in the implementation process; worksheets that guide the gathering, synthesis, analysis and application of information to successfully choose and implement a system; and references and links to supportive materials.


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