National electronic prescribing network operator Surescripts recently announced that 52 percent of office-based physicians--about 291,000--now actively e-prescribe.

That compares with less than 10 percent three years ago, according to the Arlington, Va.-based vendor. Including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, Surescripts now has 357,000 active prescribers on its network that can link to 94 percent of retail pharmacies.

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