Comments
EHRs Can Thwart Prescription Drug Abuse, Says Study
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
jaysimmons
50%
50%
jaysimmons,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/5/2012 | 7:26:11 PM
re: EHRs Can Thwart Prescription Drug Abuse, Says Study
Another fine example of how data centralization and interoperability between systems can be beneficial to society and patients. By syncing the PDMPs together, physicians will be able to spot prescriptions made at other states or systems easily before filling out a prescription to a possible abuser. To really drive this forward, data will have to be made available in real time and system registration must be made easy; both of which are barriers to using this system currently.

Jay Simmons
InformationWeek Contributor
pcerrato10
50%
50%
pcerrato10,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/5/2012 | 7:04:01 PM
re: EHRs Can Thwart Prescription Drug Abuse, Says Study
The story says:
"A workgroup of ONC's Health IT Policy Committee, an external advisory body, is looking at whether the stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements should include a provision dealing with prescription drug abuse."
Not sure about this. Docs are struggling to keep up with current MU requirements. And many are dropping out. ONC may be expecting too much too soon.
Paul Cerrato
Editor
InformationWeek Healthcare


IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Government Tech Digest Oct. 27, 2014
To meet obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and community news at InformationWeek.com.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.