E-prescriptions

FTC sues Surescripts, charging anticompetitive actions in e-prescribing

reprint The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal court against Surescripts, alleging that the health IT vendor has engaged in a “long-running anticompetitive scheme” to maintain its monopolies. Specifically, the FTC contends that the company engaged in “illegal monopolization” of two electronic prescribing markets—routing and eligibility. “Routing Czytaj więcej…

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Pharmacy refill data helps providers detect medication non-adherence

reprint A combination of provider reports and pharmacy refill data offer the highest sensitivity for identifying and predicting medication non-adherence. According to Johns Hopkins researchers, a study of 87 adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease, researchers evaluated five adherence measures—provider reports, patient reports, caregiver reports, electronic medication monitoring Czytaj więcej…

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Survey: One-third of clinicians say e-prescribing systems give incorrect warnings

reprint Electronic prescribing systems send physicians automated warnings when a potential problem with a prescription is detected. Yet, the accuracy of these decision support algorithms is being questioned. A new survey of members of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology finds that one-third of those surveyed believe their e-prescribing system Czytaj więcej…