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Physicians Increase Use of Electronic Health Record Systems for Prescriptions

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The last time you visited the doctor’s office, did your physician use an electronic health record (EHR) system to write you a prescription?

Approximately half of American doctors are using EHRs when writing prescriptions, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The federal government offeres a variety of incentives and educational programs to encourage physician offices to switch to an electronic system for keeping records and writing prescriptions.

Learn more about the new electronic record-keeping systems employed by doctors and pharmacies:

E-prescribing increases among EHR users

Half of docs nationwide e-prescribe via EHRs

 

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