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And the Survey Says…

July 23, 2010

When asked whether or not prescribers should be able to use e-prescribing technology for controlled substances, health IT professionals overwhelmingly answered, YES!

According to a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey 93% percent of health IT professionals believe that clinicians should be able to use electronic prescribing technology to prescribe controlled substances. And as reported in iHealthBeat, one-third of survey respondents said that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) recent interim final rule addressing e-prescribing for controlled substances would significantly increase the use of e-prescribing.

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Irene Froehlich

Ms. Froehlich has been with DrFirst since its inception in 2000. In her role as Director of Marketing, she oversees the planning, directing, and coordinating all marketing and public relations efforts at DrFirst. Ms. Froehlich has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

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