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August, 2010

E-prescription Use Grows, But Some Hurdles Remain

By 2012, physicians who do not electronically prescribe medications — instead of hand-writing them — will be penalized financially by the federal government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, has employed this carrot and stick approach to encourage complete adoption of e-prescribing to improve healthcare quality and cut costs. While e-prescribing has […]

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