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.
|Title of host publication||Driving Reform|
|Subtitle of host publication||Digital Health is Everyone's Business - Selected Papers from the 23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015|
|Editors||Andrew Georgiou, Heather Grain, Louise K. Schaper|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015 - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 3 Aug 2015 → 5 Aug 2015
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Conference||23rd Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2015|
|Period||3/08/15 → 5/08/15|
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- electronic Transfer of Prescription
- implementing eTP