Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, ePrescribing will become a core Meaningful Use Stage 2 measure. For Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation in 2016 and 2017, more than 10 percent of hospital discharge medication orders for permissible prescriptions (for new and changed prescriptions) must be queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). However, beginning in 2018, successful attestation to Meaningful Use Stage 3 will require more than 25 percent of hospital discharge medication orders for permissible prescriptions to be processed in this manner. The other ePerscribing benefits include but are not limited to:
- Improved medication safety and quality of care by helping to eliminate illegible prescriptions and reducing verbal miscommunications
- Better management of medication costs for both physicians and pharmacies by saving time and resources and increasing patient convenience
- Improved prescribing accuracy and efficiency
- Reduced time on phone calls to and from pharmacies
- Increased patient convenience and medication compliance
"Other than helping facilities meet Meaningful Use requirements, ePrescribing offers many benefits and is an important tool to help increase patient safety and satisfaction," said Steve Starkey, executive vice president of product at MEDHOST. "It will help MEDHOST Enterprise customers better manage medication distribution while increasing accuracy, convenience and compliance."
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