Study: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Effective, Efficient
Researchers surveyed 102 prescribers authorized to pilot EPCS in 2010. More than half reported improved workflow, prescription accuracy (69.5 percent), medication monitoring (59.3 percent) and coordination with pharmacists.
EPCS providers also perceived decreases in medication errors and drug diversion compared to non-EPCS prescriber controls.
EPCS systems were not as efficient or reliable as expected, however, and the study concluded EPCS contributions to practice efficiency will depend upon implementation strategies.
More Articles on Quality:
3 Important Quality, Patient Safety Issues in ASCs
4 Things to Know About CMS Mandates for Quality Reporting
Coaching Isn't Just for Sports: How it Improves an ASC's Culture and Outcomes
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2015. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
- Dr. Dolly Skeete joins Carolina Orthopedic & Sports Medicine: 5 key notes
- Big growth opportunities in the ASC space: Key thoughts from Nobilis Health Chairman Harry Fleming
- The changing principles of wound care
- Premiums go up, subsidized plan costs go down — 7 facts
- 5 key takeaways about the world's 1st Hepatitis D virus test