The ONC has posted a detailed report, or data brief, that looks at this increase and highlights changes in rates of physicians e-prescribing, pharmacy capability to accept e-prescriptions, and volume of new and renewal prescriptions sent electronically.
The data brief reports that:
• Almost half of physicians nationwide e-prescribe through an EHR
• The vast majority of community pharmacies across the country are enabled to accept e-prescriptions
• The volume of new and renewal prescriptions sent electronically has increased ten-fold since 2008
The report can be downloaded here.