Transmitting and Processing Electronic Prescriptions: Experiences of Physician Practices and Pharmacies

Nov. 21, 2011
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association , Online First
Joy M. Grossman, Dori A. Cross, Ellyn R. Boukus, Genna R. Cohen

The study focuses on a key aspect of e-prescribing: the electronic exchange of prescription data between physician practices and pharmacies. It explores facilitators of and barriers to the electronic transmission of new prescriptions and renewals and pharmacy e-prescription processing.

Key findings include:

To perform the study, HSC researchers conducted 114 interviews in 2010 with participating organizations, which included 24 physician practices, 48 community pharmacies and three mail-order pharmacies actively transmitting or receiving prescriptions via Surescripts.

Access to this article is available by clicking here. (.pdf)

A news release from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is available by clicking here.

For the interview protocols appendix click here. (.pdf)