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Principles of Electronic Prescribing

Goundrey-Smith, Stephen

2nd ed. 2012, X, 186 p.

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  • Updated publication solely devoted to electronic medicines management in the secondary care setting
  • Describes the design and benefits issues with electronic medicines management
  • Discusses these issues in the broader context of the law, ethics and professional practices of the healthcare system

There is now considerable experience of implementing electronic prescribing systems in hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom and other healthcare economies, with clear evidence that a well-designed electronic prescribing system can improve patient safety and quality of care. There is therefore likely to be an exponential growth in the significance of electronic prescribing over the next ten years.

 

This second edition of Principles of Electronic Prescribing discusses the basic principles of design and implementation of secondary care electronic medicines management systems, and how their design and configuration can impact on benefits realization, hospital workflow and clinical practice. It will therefore be of considerable interest to all involved in the management of these systems, from healthcare administrators to pharmacists to the clinicians prescribing these medicines.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Medicine - Public Health

Table of contents 

1.Philosophical & Social Framework of Electronic Medicines Management.- 2. History and Context of Electronic Prescribing in the US and UK.- 3.Organization Benefits of Electronic Prescribing.- 4.EP Systems as a Risk Management Tool.- 5.Data Support for Electronic Medicines Management.- 6. Electronic Medicines Management: Support for Professional Practice.- 7. Electronic Medicines Management and Non-Medical Prescribing.- 8.Electronic Prescribing and Future Priorities

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