Introduction of an Integrated ElectronicPrescribing System: The Pharmacies StaffDimension
2009 (English)In: The 14th International Symposium for Health Information ManagementResearch (ISHIMR), Kalmar, Sweden, 14-16 October, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
An integrated electronic prescribing system allows the transfer of pharmaceutical prescriptionsfrom doctors to pharmacies. Using a questionnaire, we gathered data from the pharmacies staffin a Swedish county council. We found that most of the pharmacists have positive opinions aboutthe system. The participants in the survey indicated, as important issues, the safety of the systemcompared to a paper-based one; impact on customer relations with the pharmacy; and preventionof errors. However, it was stated that errors occur due to similar drug names, codes, or due theinability of doctors to cancel the prescription once it is send to the pharmacy. Future feasibility ofthis technology will be determined by whether several obstacles can be resolved such ascorrection or cancellation of prescriptions by physicians, decreasing the computer problems, andattending different risks related to the prescriptions including confusion between different patientsand different drugs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Electronic prescribing, pharmacists, patient safety, work process
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20570DiVA: diva2:235167