• Revenue Cycle Management
  • COVID-19
  • Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Retention
  • Staffing
  • Medical Economics® 100th Anniversary
  • Coding and documentation
  • Business of Endocrinology
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Locum Tenens, brought to you by LocumLife®
  • Weight Management
  • Business of Women's Health
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Finance and Wealth
  • EHRs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Sponsored Webinars
  • Medical Technology
  • Billing and collections
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Exclusive Content
  • Value-based Care
  • Business of Pediatrics
  • Concierge Medicine 2.0 by Castle Connolly Private Health Partners
  • Practice Growth
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Business of Cardiology
  • Implementing the Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Malpractice
  • Influenza
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Technology
  • Legal and Policy
  • Money
  • Opinion
  • Vaccines
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Careers

Minnesotans lead nation in use of e-prescribing

Article

E-prescribing has caught on big in Minnesota. Doctors there had the highest rate of e-prescribing use in 2011, according to the seventh annual "Safe-Rx Awards" survey from the e-prescribing service Surescripts.

E-prescribing has caught on big in Minnesota. Doctors there had the highest rate of e-prescribing use in 2011, according to the seventh annual "Safe-Rx Awards" survey from the e-prescribing service Surescripts.

The survey measures prescription routing, use of benefit information, and use of medication history among physicians, pharmacies, and third-party payers in each state. Data for each category are weighted and blended to come up with an overall ranking.

The survey showed that, in 2011, 61% of eligible prescriptions in Minnesota were routed electronically, compared with 37% in 2010; 88% of patient visits involved an electronically transmitted prescription benefit request, compared with 48% in 2010; and 25% of patient visits included a medication history response, compared with 10% in 2010.

"Minnesota has made impressive gains in the adoption and use of all three components of e-prescribing," Harry Totonis, president and chief executive officer of Surescripts, said in a statement.

Related Videos
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health