University of Missouri Homepage
Print    Email
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size
Quality of Care
The Basics of Health Care Quality
Enhancing Safety and Quality
Measuring Our Performance
Patient- and Family-centered Care
Investing in Quality Improvement
Quality Reports
What Patients Can Do
Missouri Quality Award
Contact Us

What is electronic prescribing (e-prescribing)?

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) is the use of computers to write and sign prescriptions for medications and transmit them electronically to the pharmacy. E-prescribing helps reduce medication errors. Because the doctor's prescription is written electronically, pharmacists don't have to decode hard-to-read handwriting. The e-prescribing computer software also can automatically check for potentially dangerous drug interactions and allergies.

What are we doing to improve?

University of Missouri Health Care is working with the physicians in our outpatient clinics to ensure all of them are trained to use e-prescribing.

How are we doing?

In November 2010, University of Missouri Health Care introduced e-prescribing in all of our hospitals and clinics. By the end of 2011, we plan to train all of our physicians to use e-prescribing.

More medication safety measures

Back to Enhancing Safety and Quality

Human Resources Giving Disclaimer Notice of Privacy Practices Web Communications Social Media Site Index
Mizzou University of Missouri University of Missouri System