The WSJ is reporting that doctors in the U.S. will now be penalized for not e-Prescribing by Medicare. I tried to have our system converted to e-Prescribing and have been told that not only is it not on the radar in Canada yet but it's not legal (all prescriptions still need to be signed). I understand the government is just now starting to look at legislation to allow it. Has anyone else heard anything? Which countries currently allow it?
Ian Furst http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com
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