Tuesday, January 10, 2012

AHRQ Releases Podcast on e-Rx

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new podcast that highlights findings of a recent AHRQ-funded study on e-prescribing as part of the Agency’s Healthcare 411 podcast series.

The study found electronic prescribing is safe and efficient but barriers to its use remain. In the segment, AHRQ Health IT expert, Teresa Zayas-Caban, Ph.D shares some highlights of the study, which overall found that while physician practices and pharmacies generally view electronic prescribing as an important tool to improve patient safety and save time, there are still barriers to realizing the technology's full benefit.

To listen to the podcast and access other related resources, visit: http://www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocast.aspx?id=887.

Source: AHRQ News Release

1 comment:

  1. I'm a strong advocate of electronic prescribing, and I have yet to hear a compelling argument as to why it shouldn't be used.