Thursday, January 18, 2007

NEPSI: National E-Prescribing Initiative

Over the last few months I've been involved in a project to understand the barriers to e-prescribing in West Virginia (spin off of HISPC project) and assist with developing legislation to modify current West Virginia law and reduce current restrictions on e-prescribing in West Virginia.

Today I received notice from an AHLA colleague announcing the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI). I was not previously aware of the initiative. A large group of partners, including technology and health care companies, have come together to provide free electronic e-prescribing access to every U.S. physician through a web-based e-prescribing system.

I'll be interested in reading more about the initiative as it develops. For more information on the initiative check out this Google search and Google news search. iHealthBeat also has a good summary of the new initiative.

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