Over the past couple of years, the healthcare industry has seen significant growth in the adoption and use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) for controlled substances.
Accounting for 12 percent of all prescriptions annually, controlled substances such as opioid narcotics and stimulants have the potential for abuse. Yet, e-prescribing was unavailable until the Drug Enforcement Administration legalized it in 2010. Since then, electronic prescriptions have grown dramatically, according to 18 months of transactional data recently released in a study co-authored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health ITs Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis.
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