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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Implementation of e-prescribing

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  • Several months in development
    • Accuracy and relevance of drug database
    • Screens easy to use and involve minimal manipulation
    • Basic decision support
  • Adopt an icon = "MedMan"
  • Implement at pilot site; refills first
  • Voluntary use
  • Goal: Implement on platform of wireless laptop
  • Switch to hardwired desktops in exam rooms—
    • 505 exam rooms!
  • 51 months to last clinic go-live
  • Now: 5,000 prescriptions/ day (95% written); faxed to 600+ pharmacies
  • Transition to vendor-purchased EHR in late 2007—CDS customized; use becomes mandatory

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