Incentives boost number of physician e-prescribers, report finds

07/9/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Only 6% of office-based physicians used electronic prescribing in 2007, but that jumped to 69% in 2012, after the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act launched incentives for e-prescribers in 2009 and later penalties for those who stuck with paper, according to a report in Health Affairs. "We found strong evidence that the incentives did indeed succeed," researchers wrote.

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