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Author Goundrey-Smith, Stephen

Title Principles of electronic prescribing / Stephen Goundrey-Smith
Published London : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 161 pages) : illustrations
Series Health informatics
Health informatics
Contents Philosophical and social framework of electronic medicines management -- History and context of electronic prescribing in the US and UK -- Organization benefits of electronic prescribing -- EP systems as a risk management tool -- Data support for electronic medicines management -- Electronic medicines management: support for professional practice -- Electronic medicines management and non-medical prescribing -- Electronic prescribing and future priorities
Summary Electronic prescribing (EP) is a complex discipline, the success of which relies on the successful interplay of system design, data support and clinical practice. It represents the use of electronic systems to facilitate and enhance communication of a prescription or medicine order, and improves legibility and completeness of prescriptions, improves availability of electronic decision support tools at the point of prescribing, enables a comprehensive audit trail, and reduces medication-related errors. These benefits are far-reaching in significance, both in terms of their effects on risk management and risk reduction and their financial impact. Given the likely growth of interest in electronic medicines management, this discussion of relevant design issues and their impact is timely. Electronic Prescribing: Principles and Practice discusses the basic principles of the design and implementation of secondary care electronic medicine management systems, and how they impact hospital workflow and clinical practice. It documents the key aspects of EP systems for use in secondary care, including design issues, data support, benefits and the ways in which electronic medicines management systems can optimize clinical and professional practice. Because of the significance of electronic medicines management to the whole medical supply chain, and the various stakeholders involved in the IT implementations, the book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, from hospital pharmacists and prescribing physicians to health system managers and informaticians
Analysis volksgezondheid
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drugs -- Prescribing -- Data processing
Electronic Prescribing
Medical Order Entry Systems
MEDICAL -- Drug Guides.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacy.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Pharmacology.
Drugs -- Prescribing -- Data processing.
Electronic Prescribing.
Medical Order Entry Systems.
Family medicine.
Medical records -- Data processing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781848002357