As technology is becoming ever more prevalent in the delivery of health care, implementation of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) has proven to be beneficial in many aspects. However, new challenges have arisen which may be problematic for pharmacy workflow and patient safety. Pharmacists must recognize potential medical errors due to e-prescribing and take the lead on identifying and preventing such errors to enhance patient safety.
Durkin K, Airel R, Desko L, Amero J, DiPietro N. E-Prescribing: Benefits and Challenges in Enhancing Patient Safety. PAW Review. 2012 Jul 01; 3(2):Article 8 74-77 . Available from: https://digitalcommons.onu.edu/paw_review/vol3/iss2/8. Free full text article.