Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
Black Book Rankings, well known internationally for accurate, impartial customer satisfaction surveys in the services and software industries, conducted a sweeping four month user poll to determine the highest ranked Electronic Prescribing software products and systems. As part of a special research focus on e-Health technology, Black Book’s 2013 State of the e-Prescribing Industry report also highlights the most recent trends.
From the aggregated results, Black Book estimates 342,000 current e-prescribing users nationally. Nearly 61% of all eligible providers and clinicians now utilize e-Prescribing currently to some degree. "The e-Prescribing marketplace is becoming crowded, and overall usability, clinical interoperability and achievement of meaningful use standards are the main factors that will keep vendors competitive with innovations and efficiencies," reports Black Book’s managing partner Doug Brown.
The survey collected data on both standalone e-Prescribing systems and EMR/EHR based e-Prescribing modules, as well as Stage 1 and State 2 meaningful use criteria achievement and innovative clinical interoperability solutions.
Additionally, Black Book survey participants revealed insights into the encouraging benefits of the electronic prescribing initiative:
87% of e-prescribing providers surveyed estimated in states with controlled substance and general e-Rx capabilities that “doctor shopping”, prescription fraud and tampering, and overdoses will greatly decrease as a practice impacting issues after this year.
84% of e-prescribing providers surveyed acknowledge e-Rx as having a strong effect on therapeutic decision making, compared to 13% reported some effect and 3% reporting no effect.
98% of e-prescribing providers surveyed insist that e-Rx will not r
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