Navigation Links
Study Finds Doctors' Use of E-Prescribing Systems Linked to Formulary Data Can Boost Drug Cost Savings
Date:12/9/2008

Massachusetts health insurers covering 1.5 million patients.

Doctors using e-prescribing with formulary decision support, which accounted for more than 200,000 filled prescriptions in the study, increased their use of generic prescriptions by 3.3 percent, study authors found. These changes were above and beyond increasing use of generics that was occurring among all doctors and the already high rate of generic drug use in Massachusetts.

Based on average costs for private insurers, study authors estimated that the use of e-prescribing could save $845,000 per 100,000 patients per year and generate even higher savings with greater use. The study, entitled "Impact of Electronic Prescribing with Formulary Decision Support on Medication Use and Cost," is published in the December 8 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"These findings show that decision support can improve value for patients," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "These systems have the added and important benefit of improved patient safety by flagging medication errors before they occur."

Researchers found that the doctors who wrote electronic prescriptions were slightly younger and more likely to be female than those who did not. In addition, internists, pediatricians, and family physicians made up nearly three-fourths of those who used e-prescribing. Of the 17.4 million prescriptions filled over the course of the study, about 212,000 were prescribed electronically. Using e-prescribing systems has the potential to improve drug safety by avoiding drug-drug interactions, drug-disease interactions and other potential drug safety issues.

Lead study author Michael A. Fischer, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, noted that even doctors with e-prescribing used it only about 20 percent of the time. "Our results likely represent a conservative estimate of the potential saving
'/>"/>

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... The condition where veins are enlarged and ... often causing pain and discomfort. Those who spend a lot of time on their ... Vein Center is doing what it can to create awareness and provide a cure ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Calvary Hospital today announced that it ... Bronx campus. The goal is to bring this Torah – dating from 1880 – ... rituals and religious services. , Scroll No. 515, from the town of Taus-Domazlice, ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Tina Wilcoxson, owner of Freeport Maine’s Royal River Natural Foods, was named one ... Federation, the largest retail trade association in the world, for her “advocacy and engagement” ... named as such. According to the NRF’s website, Retail Champions are “Main Street business ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Brig and Lita Hart, icons of the network marketing industry and founders of ... the HOPE Movement of EvolvHealth. In what has been a long-term relationship between the ... their missions of purpose together to change the course of the network marketing industry. ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... CT (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... ... Point Partners I, L.P. (“GPP”) portfolio company has acquired Premier Physical Therapy & ... it into its portfolio of state-of-the-art clinics. , “Our acquisition of Premier Physical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Warns Men about Varicose Veins 2Health News:Northeast Houston Vein Center Warns Men about Varicose Veins 3Health News:Calvary Hospital Announces Plans to Restore Historic Torah 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Announces Plans to Restore Historic Torah 3Health News:Local Retail Advocate Wins National Recognition 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 2Health News:Looking for HOPE? Healthy Home Has Evolv’d 3Health News:Professional Physical Therapy Now Largest Outpatient Physical Therapy Provider in Northeast With Acquisition of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness 2
... supporters will discuss implications of federal health-reform bills at the ... at 9:00 am. Health-policy experts will examine which proposed legislation ... will make sure Americans are not forced to have a ... cradle to grave and that citizens are not forced to ...
... Pa., June 17 The GBS/CIDP Foundation International, ... afflicted with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating ... Patricia A. Bryant to the position of Executive ... succeeds Estelle L. Benson, who along with her ...
... (June 17, 2009) Two new studies published by ... demonstrate a need for more vigilant monitoring for seizure ... subtle seizures that are typically unrecognized. These subtle seizures ... damage, death and severe disability. Published in recent ...
... A $4.15 million, four-year National Institutes of Health grant ... Medicine to conduct the first health study of teenage ... Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S., professor of pediatrics in the ... follow 72 males, ages 14-17 years, for three years. ...
... , CiNet Acquires Industry-Leading Training Assets to Help ... Workplace Efficiency , , DALLAS, June 17 ... emerging eLearning company serving customers across the public ... the formal launch of its business operations. ...
... also guards against infection, study shows , WEDNESDAY, June ... development of emphysema also defends the lungs against bacterial ... thought that the only thing macrophage elastase, matrix metalloproteinase-12 ... the tissue destruction seen in emphysema patients. , "But ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:GBS/CIDP Foundation International Appoints Patricia A. Bryant as Executive Director 2Health News:New findings encourage more vigilant monitoring of seizure activity among intensive care patients 2Health News:New findings encourage more vigilant monitoring of seizure activity among intensive care patients 3Health News:Cellular telephones to expand knowledge of health behaviors and microorganisms in adolescent males 2Health News:Critical Information Network (CiNet(TM)) Launches to Provide eLearning Solutions to Public Safety, Healthcare and Industrial Operations Professionals 2Health News:Critical Information Network (CiNet(TM)) Launches to Provide eLearning Solutions to Public Safety, Healthcare and Industrial Operations Professionals 3Health News:Lung Enzyme Both Friend and Foe 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , July 31, 2015 ... to product success in the biopharmaceutical market. Patients ... the process of selecting and switching therapies. This ... and is pushing marketers, efforts toward patient-focused marketing. ... to patient engagement, marketers have learned it,s important ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015  In today,s ever-changing marketplace, call centers must ... increasingly connected, and increasingly impatient with slow service. The ... channels and tools is driving call centers to explore ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, ... in a call center study realize the impact of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... NEW YORK , July 31, 2015  Seeger Weiss ... Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to C.R. Bard, ... for not taking adequate strides to correct violations the agency ... aware of these violations after the FDA cited them during ... 05, 2015, in Bard,s Tempe, AZ , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Consumers Forcing Pharmaceutical Industry to Shift its Marketing Focus from Products to Patients 2Best Practices in Building World-Class Consumer & Over-the-Counter Call Centers 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3
... , ... PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the initiation of an ... men with nonsense mutation Duchenne/ Becker muscular dystrophy (nmDBMD) ... trial is evaluating the best methods for measuring functional abilities ...
... , , OXFORD, England , ... focused on allergy, today announced that it has,initiated phase II ... cat allergies. With the start of these studies, and the ... company,now has three clinical development programmes in phase II. Each ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Study of Ataluren in Patients with Advanced Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy 2PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Study of Ataluren in Patients with Advanced Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy 3PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Study of Ataluren in Patients with Advanced Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy 4PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Study of Ataluren in Patients with Advanced Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy 5PTC Therapeutics Announces Additional Study of Ataluren in Patients with Advanced Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy 6Circassia Extends its Clinical-Stage Portfolio With Phase II Trials of T-Cell Vaccines Against House Dust Mite and Cat Allergies 2Circassia Extends its Clinical-Stage Portfolio With Phase II Trials of T-Cell Vaccines Against House Dust Mite and Cat Allergies 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: