Project aims to boost e-prescribing adoption among Calif. doctors

03/29/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The California Public Employees' Retirement System in April plans to unveil a pilot program designed to expedite the adoption of e-prescription as well as decrease costs and improve patient safety. Medco Health Solutions, Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross of California -- a unit of WellPoint -- are collaborating on the project, which will be implemented through early 2010. CalPERS is the biggest public-pension fund in the U.S., providing health benefits to 1.3 million people.

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