Report: Federal incentives encourage doctors to e-prescribe

10/5/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

The number of physicians and other prescribers using e-prescription increased from 74,000 in 2008 to 143,000, currently. By the end of August, 110 million of over 3.7 billion prescriptions filled yearly among retail pharmacies in the country were made electronically, a report from Surescripts said. The figures indicate that "federal incentives are working," a Surescripts official said.

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