Decision Resources finds that, on average, surveyed U.S. endocrinologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) use e-prescribing for 76 percent of their Medicare patients and 79 percent of their non-Medicare patients, figures that they expect to grow in the next year. The rates are higher for their use of electronic medical records. Within their e-prescribing program, roughly 60 percent of physicians say they have access to their patients’ formularies. These physicians report they have easy access to formularies for most of their patients and that this knowledge results in them paying more attention to patient costs.
The new U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled E-Prescribing and Electronic Health Records: Impact of Technology on Prescribing for Hypertension and Diabetes finds that approximately 80 percent of PCPs and endocrinologists say they would prescribe a less expensive DPP-IV inhibitor [Read more…]