Many emergency physicians may be aware that electronic prescribing, where a prescription is sent via the Internet directly to a designated pharmacy, is an alternative to the traditional hard-copy prescriptions used in one form or another by almost all emergency departments. What may come as a surprise, however, is that mandatory electronic prescribing for all patients, including ED patients, is now the law in the state of New York and may well be adopted in other jurisdictions.
Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Inconvenient, Confusing for Emergency Department Patients
By Michael Heller, MD, Nayan Patel, MD, and Jeremy Rose, MD, MPH | on September 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
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With regard to state legislative activity regulating the opioid prescribing practices of emergency physicians, which of the following wouId you support? Check all that apply.
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- Restrictions on duration (36%, 229 Votes)
- Restrictions of quantity (34%, 219 Votes)
- Mandatory checking of prescription drug monitoring systems for all opioid prescriptions from the ED (30%, 194 Votes)
Total Voters: 367