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January 23, 2008

Top 2008health IT issue: e-prescribing

This post on Health IT News makes this claim based on legislative efforts by John Kerry, and outspoken proponents such as Newt Gingrich.

This one sticking point, though;

Many groups say the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rules prohibiting the electronic prescribing of controlled substances is the blocker to progress. Because of these rules, physicians are forced to use both paper and electronic methods to prescribe, keeping many from using electronic methods at all.

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