E-prescribing is the transmission of prescription or prescription-related information using electronic media between a prescriber, dispenser, pharmacy benefit manager, or health plan, either directly or through an intermediary, including an e-prescribing network.
In an effort to understand the benefits and cautions about e-prescribing, conduct thorough research. For your assignment, create a 4- to 6-page report in Microsoft Word document consisting of your research findings covering your responses to the following questions:
- Evaluate three pros and three cons of e-prescribing.
- Summarize the e-prescription standards as described by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs.
- Evaluate the projected cost and time savings as estimated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- Comment on the controversy surrounding the 2013 e-prescribing penalty
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