Written by the HIMMSS E-Prescribing Task Force, this book was developed for practicing physicians and their office staff to provide clear, concise information and guidance on the current state of e-prescribing; benefits of e-prescribing; components of basic and more advanced systems; federal and state rules and initiatives and applicable standards; how to choose a systems and negotiate a contract; implementing a system, and much more. The book includes worksheets and checklists that guide the synthesis, analysis and application of information to successfully choose and implement a system. Case studies clearly illustrate and assist in the implementation process.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Chapter 1 Introduction, Chapter 2 E-Prescribing: Federal and State Legislation and Initiatives, Chapter 3 E-Prescribing Standards, Chapter 4 E-Prescribing System Components, Chapter 5 Choosing an E-Prescribing System, Chapter 6 Contracts and Negotiating, Chapter 7 Implementation of E-Prescribing, Chapter 8 E-Prescribing Case Studies, Chapter 9 Future of E-Prescribing, Chapter 10 Summary, Appendix A E-Prescribing Timeline, Appendix B Recommended Features and Elements Needed for an E-Prescribing System to Provide Effective, High-Value Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Appendix C Assessment Tool for Selecting an E-Prescribing System (with Sample Data), Appendix D Assessment Tool for Selecting an E-Prescribing System (without Sample Data), Appendix E E-Prescribing Vendor Demonstration Scorecard, Appendix F E-Prescribing Vendor Pricing Worksheet, Appendix G Contract Elements Checklist for Contracts and Negotiation, Appendix H E-Prescribing Project Contracting, Preparation, and Organization, Appendix I E-Prescribing Project Initial Environment and Vendor Questions, Appendix J E-Prescribing Implementation Checklist, Appendix K E-Prescribing Site Survey Questionnaire, Bibliography, Index
Patricia L. Hale, MD, PhD, FACP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and has worked and lectured extensively in the area of medical informatics for over ten years with a special interest in electronic prescribing and medication management. She is a member of the HIMSS Patient Safety Steering Committee and chairs their Task Force on Electronic Prescribing. She is also co-chair of the Work Group on Interoperability for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) and a juror for their product certification testing. On the New York state level, Dr. Hale has participated in several statewide groups on health information technology and electronic prescribing and is currently Vice Chair of the New York e-Collaborative. She is co-author of a textbook on electronic medical records published by ACP/ASIM as well as a comprehensive report on electronic prescribing published by the e-Health Initiative.