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Introduction to Electronic Prescribing for Providers

With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009, there is a greater sense of urgency to implement health information technology including electronic prescribing (eRx). This module provides a general introduction and some practical resources to electronic prescribing.

What is the e-prescribing module?

What is electronic prescribing?

How does e-prescribing work?

What are some of the benefits of e-prescribing?
What are some of the challenges associated with e-prescribing?

What are the choices for an e-prescribing system?

Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.
Health Information Technology Toolboxes help health centers, safety net providers, and ambulatory care providers with electronic and online resources and technical assistance to improve patient care.  More>
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