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February 7, 2017

Responsible e-Prescribing Needs e-Discontinuation

Author Affiliations
  • 1RAND Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2017;317(5):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19908

Implementation of electronic prescribing, also known as e-prescribing, has been one of the successes of health information technology and an advance in health care delivery. Clinician uptake of e-prescribing has been substantial, in part because it is now required by health plans, insurers, and hospitals. As of April 2014, 70% of physicians were e-prescribing, an increase from 7% who used e-prescribing in December 2008.1

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