Electronic prescribing will usher in a new era of "second generation" med errors

Electronic prescribing will usher in a new era of "second generation" med errors.

Medication errors now cost billions of dollars and over 7,000 lives per year. They're often caused by poor handwriting... transcription errors...and inappropriately written abbreviations.

E-prescribing will reduce these kinds of errors by about 80%...but you'll see NEW kinds of errors.

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