The Evolving E-Prescribing Landscape: Deloitte

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 News on IT in Healthcare J E 4

"The Evolving E-Prescribing Landscape: Challenges, Incentives and the Opportunities for Industry Stakeholders"


Russ Rudish, vice chairman and Deloitte's health care providers sector leader

Dr. Mitchell Morris, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tony Obey, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Todd Shores, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP


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As annual increases in health care costs continue to outpace inflation, private insurers, public programs and consumers are challenging health care providers to incorporate technology solutions, such as electronic health records (EHR), as part of their cost reduction strategy.

"One underutilized technology that has gained the attention of policy makers and was included as part of the 2009 stimulus package is e-prescribing," said Obey. "The benefit opportunities of e-prescribing include the potential to reduce both prescription drug costs and adverse drug events."

The white paper discusses the following:

"The benefit opportunities of implementing electronic health records and e-prescribing are clear to us," said Obey. "These technologies could potentially save lives, prevent patient harm by providing access to a patient's entire medical history, and save billions of dollars in annual health care expenditures. Yet the path to achieving this goal is less apparent and paved with a complexity of requirements."

To download a copy of the paper, please go to:

Please contact John Pappas at or (212) 492-3922 to schedule an interview.

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CONTACT: John Pappas, Public Relations, Deloitte, +1-212-492-3922,

/PRNewswire -- March 2/

-- A history of e-prescription, including the effects of the 2009 stimulus package and the HITECH provisions on the definition of e-prescription. -- The e-prescribing process and participants. -- The current e-prescribing landscape, including: -- Where e-prescription fits in the EHR landscape -- The regulatory environment -- Marketplace strategies and stakeholder incentives for hospitals and health systems, medical groups, pharmacies, payers and prescription aggregators -- Includes sample collaborative programs -- Critical e-prescribing challenges, including: -- Implementation -- Financing -- Messaging standards -- Regulatory environment -- Data privacy -- Successful e-prescribing implementation

SOURCE Deloitte


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