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Electronic Prescribing or e-prescribing is an electronic prescription and medication system. It is the secure real-time electronic delivery to providers and pharmacists of patient specific information. The HITECH Act of 2009 included e-prescribing in its definition of meaningful use criteria to qualify for incentive money. E-prescribing systems can include some or all of the following: electronic order entry for medications; clinical decision support such as guidelines on appropriate choice of drugs and alerts for drug interactions; formularies, and transmission to the patient


Also see: Electronic Prescribing, Electronic Prescription

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