Few U.S. physicians use e-prescribing, nonprofit finds

11/24/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Only 2% of valid U.S. prescriptions are sent electronically to pharmacies, according to data from the nonprofit eHealth Initiative. To promote e-prescribing, the federal government in January is set to start a 2% bonus for doctors under Medicare who adopt the system. Though the technology is designed to avert medical mistakes, a pharmacist raised concerns about the improper use of online prescriptions and delayed transmission because of jammed computer servers.

View Full Article in:

Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Corporate Counsel - Regulatory Law
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY
ISHN - Chief Compliance Officer
Mountain States Health Alliance
Johnson City, TN
Active Implantable Medical Device (AIMD) Product Expert
BSI
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Finance Manager - ENT
Medtronic
Jacksonville, FL
Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDH) Product Offering Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield MA
Quincy, MA