alexa E-prescribing in Greece: myth or reality.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

Author(s): Krania E, Avgerinou E, Limaki E, Bartzis G, Mantzana V

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Abstract The economic crisis, as well as the need to improve patient safety, enhance healthcare services and reduce medical costs made Greek payers to support the implementation and usage of a national electronic prescribing system. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate physicians' attitudes towards e-Prescribing for suggesting improvements. Despite the fact that the physicians were generally satisfied with the e-prescribing system, the benefits of its use were not realized. Moreover, the authors identified key barriers, such as (1) system's unavailability, (2) time to adjust and adapt to e-prescribing, (3) change management issues, (4) lack of training, (5) Information Technology (IT) requirements and (6) medical coding limitations.
This article was published in Stud Health Technol Inform and referenced in Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

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