Vermont offers free e-prescribing to physicians

Vermont physicians will get thre years' free access to an e-prescribing program thanks to a federal grant

VERMONT physicians will receive free access to an e-prescribing program for at least three years, thanks to a $1 million federal grant received in October. The Vermont Information Technology Leaders Inc., a state nonprofit organization, will provide training and technical support for prescribers using the application, accessed with a web browser or handheld device.

ILLINOIS is awarding bonus payments to physicians who meet or exceed national performance standards in caring for 1.6 million of the state's low-income residents. A state agency evaluated more than 5,000 primary care physicians for: child immunizations, child developmental screenings, asthma management, diabetes management, and breast cancer screening.