Electronic prescribing could save at least $29bnBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1155 (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1155
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
The US healthcare system could save $29bn (£16.2bn; €24.2bn) a year if doctors sent their prescriptions electronically to pharmacies, says a report from eHealth Initiative, a non-profit organisation based in Washington, DC, that aims to increase safety and efficiency in health care through information technology.
Electronic prescribing would realise savings of about $27bn, because there …