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eHealth Initiative and the Center for Improving Medication Management to Present Report Detailing Both Impact of E-Prescriptions on U.S. Health Care System and Guidelines for Achieving Optimal Results
Date:5/20/2008

hich represented multi-stakeholder consensus on e-prescribing design and implementation, with involvement of more than 70 leaders across every sector of health care.

Like the 2004 report, the new report will also offer clinicians and other health care providers guidelines for successful adoption, the best ways to gain safety and quality benefits from e-prescribing systems, as well as independent information regarding what they can and should expect from their health care IT system providers. More specifically, the report will include three practical guides: one for physicians, one for consumers and one for health plans and employers.

Developed with the oversight of an expert Steering Committee made up of physicians, consumers, employers, health plans, health systems, hospitals and pharmacies, the report resulting from the effort will offer important guidance at a critical time when e-prescribing is being considered by policy makers at the national and state levels.

Congress is currently considering legislation to encourage e-prescribing and the Administration is also examining changes in policy that would support its use. At the same time, several states are also focused on e-prescribing, with 52 separate pieces of legislation introduced in 2008 across nine different states that include provisions related directly or indirectly to e-prescribing(1). Stakeholders across the country are also leading or participating in market-led initiatives to accelerate the use of e-prescribing for optimal results.

About the Center for Improving Medication Management

The Center for Improving Medication Management serves as an industry resource by gathering and disseminating best and worst practices related to technology deployment for electronic medication management and for leveraging that technology and connectivity to test innovative approaches to improve patient adherence with prescribed medications. The Center was founded by American Academy of
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