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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Summary: Adoption and Workflow

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  • eRx w/ advanced transactional capabilities can be rapidly adopted by small, community-based practices
    • PMS integration, no license fee + small incentive
    • Large (>2/3) dependence on surrogates
      • Implications for decision support and safety benefits unclear
      • Policy guidance? P4P?
    • Big impact on efficiency and communication channels, but...
      • Paper-based internal communication still predominates
      • Faxing is tough to beat re: overall resource requirements
      • Opportunity for additional efficiency with more pharmacy participation plus true e-messaging within the practices
    • Conventional wisdom challenged:
      • eRenewals drive adoption (?)
      • Surrogates provide bridge to MD adoption (?)
      • eRx is a stepping stone to a full EMR (?)

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