Electronic Prescribing in Primary Care: Effects on Medication Safety
This bulletin explores the effects of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) on medication safety. Some key medication safety benefits are an improvement in prescription communication, support for opioid safety strategies, support for better medication adherence and patient engagement through online patient-facing applications. However, there may also be an unintended introduction of risk, through prescription modifications missed by the system, loss of prescription bundling, confusing free-text entries, and reduced patient engagement.
- electronic medical record (EMR)
- automation complacency
- Canada’s National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies
- Have Unused Medications Overstayed Their Welcome?