Illinois launches initiative to require e-prescribing

July 24, 2006

Illinois Gov. Blagojevich has launched a patient safety initiative aimed at reducing medication-related errors by requiring all healthcare providers to use "e-prescribing" paperless doctor prescriptions. The initiative creates a division of patient safety within the Illinois Department of Public Health focused on reducing medical mistakes, developing standard medication practices to reduce adverse drug interactions, and creating on-line physician databases so patients can check out their doctors.

Illinois launches initiative to require e-prescribing

Illinois Gov. Blagojevich has launched a patient safety initiative aimed at reducing medication-related errors by requiring all healthcare providers to use "e-prescribing" paperless doctor prescriptions. The initiative creates a division of patient safety within the Illinois Department of Public Health focused on reducing medical mistakes, developing standard medication practices to reduce adverse drug interactions, and creating on-line physician databases so patients can check out their doctors.

To see more Hot off the Press news articles, click here http://www.drugtopics.com/Hot+off+the+Press.