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Health Insurers Seen Benefiting From E-Prescribing

October 18, 2004

For that reason, CareFirst is among the companies moving toward electronic prescription management or e-prescribing. Through the use of a personal digital assistant (PDA) supplied by Owings Mills, Md.-based CareFirst, DrFirst’s Rcopia software allows the physician to transmit a prescription or renewal electronically to the patient’s pharmacy, says CareFirst. The system also gives physicians access to a patient’s medication history and allergies, and will alert doctors to potentially dangerous drug-to-drug interactions.

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