AAH on e-prescribing: ‘It’s time to fully embrace it’

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Executive Committee will examine e-prescribing platforms to recommend the best solution for its provider members.

“It’s time for the HME community to move away from the fax machine and individual paper prescriptions, and fully embrace e-prescribing,” said Steve Ackerman, AAHomecare chairman and president of Spectrum Medical, in a bulletin. “Companies that invest in e-prescribing will be able to fill orders more efficiently to the benefit of patients and caregivers, while also reducing documentation errors and audits.”

AAHomecare will study leading e-prescribing platforms in terms of their suitability for the HME sector and recommend the best solutions. The association will subsequently work with companies supplying these platforms to provide additional guidance and to help promote the industry’s use of this technology.

“The healthcare field is rapidly moving toward increased usage of electronic communications and record keeping, and HME suppliers need to keep up,” said Ackerman. “While our companies will always rely on dedicated professionals to make sure that our patients are receiving a high standard of care, we also need to automate processes wherever it makes sense to do so.”