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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?

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