E-Prescriptions Up By 72% in 2010

A report has shown prescriptions routed electronically increased by 72 percent from 2009 to 2010, suggesting the practice is becoming more mainstream, according to the 2010 National Progress Report by Surescripts.

Approximately 191 million prescriptions were routed electronically in 2009 compared to 326 million in 2010. E-prescribing adoption rates are highest among cardiologists (49 percent) and family practitioners (47 percent).

The report also shows approximately 79 percent of prescribers used EMRs in 2010 compared to 70 percent in 2009.

Read the full report on e-prescription rates.

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