Electronic Prescribing

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2528040/

This review is posted on The National Center for Biotechnology Information which advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. It contains medical information, therefore it can be assumed that the contents of this review can be trusted as the site focuses on medicine.

The review show how Electronic Prescribing affected the field of medicine. Before its introduction medication errors, which were the mayor type of medical errors, where something that factored in the quality of patient care and as it states,  nearly 100,000 individuals per year in the US died of preventable medical errors of with 7000 were medication errors. The introduction of Electronic Prescribing, which is Computerized Physician Order Entry systems, lowered this number down and also improve the quality of patient care. However, it shows some negative effects, including the facilitation of medication error risks or an increase in mortality. This is relevant to what we are studying because it shows that the implementation of technology in the field of medicine saves lives and it drastically improves patient care quality, making it easier to access information needed.

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