The Hare and the Hortoise: The Potential Versus the Reality of eTP Implementation

Kyaw Kyaw Htat, Patricia A.H. Williams, Vincent McCauley

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Abstract

In a health system increasingly driven by cost constraints, there is a focus on improved electronic transfer of information to support healthcare delivery. One area of healthcare that has moved more quickly than others to achieve this is prescribing in the primary care environment. Whilst the move to electronic transfer of prescriptions has reduced transcription errors, the regulatory environment persists with handwritten signatures. This constraint, whilst addressed slowly with technology solutions, needs support from legislative change. The ultimate step is to have a secure mobile model, which would support the move to a fully-electronic, paperless transaction model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDriving Reform
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Health is Everyone's Business - Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015
EditorsAndrew Georgiou, Heather Grain, Louise K. Schaper
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages114-120
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995586
ISBN (Print)9781614995579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 Aug 20155 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume214
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period3/08/155/08/15

Bibliographical note

This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.

Keywords

  • electronic Transfer of Prescription
  • eTP
  • HL7
  • implementing eTP

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    Htat, K. K., Williams, P. A. H., & McCauley, V. (2015). The Hare and the Hortoise: The Potential Versus the Reality of eTP Implementation. In A. Georgiou, H. Grain, & L. K. Schaper (Eds.), Driving Reform: Digital Health is Everyone's Business - Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015 (pp. 114-120). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 214). IOS PRESS. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-558-6-114