E-prescribing may be the safest and best way to prescribe medications in the future, and it’s just beginning to make inroads in the medical system.
Statistically speaking most people, at some point in their life, will be the victim of at least one medication error a day if they are in the hospital. The facts are that medication errors do occur in other health care settings like doctor’s offices, ER settings, at pharmacies and in long-term care. Believe it or not, every year there are close to 1.5 million preventable injuries that would have been avoided by taking more care. E-prescribing may reduce the number of medication errors.