July 7, 2007
While physicians overwhelmingly believe that e-prescribing would reduce medication errors, save time, and be good for medicine, only about one in ten actually use e-prescribing on a regular basis. Eighty-one percent of physicians say e-prescribing’s widespread use would reduce medication errors, while 13 percent say it would not. Sixty-five percent say it would save time, while 26 percent say it would not. And 85 percent of physicians think e-prescribing is a good idea, while only 9 percent think it is a bad idea. But only 7 percent transmit prescriptions electronically.