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BCBSNC Makes Electronic Prescribing Available Statewide
Date:7/22/2008

Statewide ePrescribe program saves time, reduces costs and increases safety; $1000 incentive may be available to some health care providers

Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) July 22, 2008 -- Imagine a health care provider saving time and money by simply tapping a patient's prescription into a PDA or computer, and getting immediate feedback about medical history and any possible drug interactions. Imagine the time a pharmacist could save not having to call a doctor's office to verify that prescription. Imagine the patient leaving their doctor's office, driving to their pharmacy and finding the prescription ready and waiting. No dropping off the prescription and having to wait and pick it up. And, imagine the peace of mind every patient could have knowing that their prescription won't interact with other known medications.

Sound like science fiction? The future is here through electronic prescribing, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is making ePrescribing more readily available to physicians and pharmacies throughout North Carolina.

In a ground-breaking effort to improve patient safety, control costs and reduce medication errors, BCBSNC announced today that the company has launched a new ePrescribing website, a one stop shop for hardware and software solutions, making electronic prescribing more directly accessible to North Carolina providers. With the launch of a new ePrescribe website, www.bcbsnc.com/providers/eprescribe, providers will have ready access to free Web-based ePrescribing software, vendor sources for discounted hardware (PDA's) and connectivity, and a var
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