A qualitative analysis suggests that physicians and pharmacists appear to be generally satisfied with the transmission of new e-prescriptions. However, they reported inconsistent use of the electronic renewal process, resulting in inefficient workarounds for both physicians and pharmacists. E-prescribing reduced manual prescription entry, but pharmacy staff often was required to complete or edit certain fields.



Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, November 18, 2011 (online).

An abstract of the study is available at http://jamia.bmj.com.