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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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e-Prescribing in the LTC Setting

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  • Three way communication: prescriber, nurse, pharmacy
  • Resident is not a patient
    • SCRIPT adjustments for unit/room/bed, resident, facility information
  • Medications are delivered
    • Communicate admission and discharge information to the pharmacy (new census message)
  • Medication "chart" orders are open-ended
    • Orders need to be cancelled or discontinued
  • Facility needs to know the medication was actually dispensed
  • Resupply requests represent 80% of LTC orders
    • Resupply message

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