Physician use of electronic prescribing technology skyrocketed in 2011, according the annual National Progress Report from e-prescribing network operator Surescripts.

The vendor says 570 million electronic prescriptions were routed in 2011, up 74 percent from 326 million in 2010. Fifty-eight percent of office-based physicians were using e-prescribing to some degree last year, according to the report. Other findings:

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