Federal incentives spur jump in e-prescribing

04/22/2009 | Reuters

About 17% of office-based health care professionals send prescriptions to pharmacies electronically, up from 12% at the end of 2008 and 6% at the end of 2007, according to a report by Surescripts. The company said more than 100,000 medical providers have adopted e-prescribing, as government incentives encouraging them to go paperless begin to take effect.

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