Tuesday, January 16, 2007

NEPSI: FREE electronic prescribing…for every physician in America

This is possibly the Free Market at its best. Mulitple vendors with a common goal coming together to provide a solution that benefits all. This a great role model for other similar ventures. Hopefully, the system will be interoperable with many of the deployed EHRs and PHRs. SV

The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI) is a joint project of dedicated organizations that each play a unique role in resolving the current crisis in preventable medication errors.

Electronic prescribing (eRx) is a viable solution to counter shortcomings of the current paper-based prescribing processes that are in large part responsible for these errors. However, accessibility and cost barriers have slowed adoption of eRx by providers.

Until now.

The goal of NEPSI is to increase patient safety by making eRx accessible—and desirable—to all physicians by providing it free of charge.

The eRx software provided by NEPSI is

Simple – Online prescribing is easier than a script pad

Smart – Instant checks on drug interactions, dosage levels and patient-specific factors including prior adverse reactions

Safe – Patient information protected by privacy and security measures including physician authentication



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