Physicians, pharmacists, and business and health insurance leaders gathered recently at Georgia's Center for Health Transformation to discuss strategies to accelerate e-prescribing in the state. Entitled "Accelerating electronic prescribing in Georgia: A summit on e-prescribing," the meeting was attended by nearly 40 leaders representing doctors, hospitals, pharmacists from chain and independent pharmacies, insurance companies, employers, state policymakers, and experts in the area of electronic prescribing. "Our goal is for Georgia to be the first state to have every prescription transmitted electronically from physician to pharmacy," said Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, which hosted the event.
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