Electronic prescribing systems in pediatrics: The rationale and functionality requirements

Mark M. Simonian, Joseph H. Schneider, Kristin A. Benson, Donna M. D'Alessandro, Mark A. Del Beccaro, Willa H. Drummond, George R. Kim, Michael Leu, Gregg C. Lund, Eugenia Marcus, Alan E. Zuckerman

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Abstract

The use of electronic prescribing applications in pediatric practice, as recommended by the federal government and other national health care improvement organizations, should be encouraged. Legislation and policies that foster adoption of electronic prescribing systems by pediatricians should recognize both specific pediatric requirements and general economic incentives required to speed the adoption of these systems. Continued research into improving the effectiveness of these systems, recognizing the unique challenges of providing care to the pediatric population, should be promoted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1229-1231
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

Keywords

  • Adverse drug event
  • Clinical decision support
  • Computer-assisted therapy
  • Electronic prescribing
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Simonian, M. M., Schneider, J. H., Benson, K. A., D'Alessandro, D. M., Del Beccaro, M. A., Drummond, W. H., Kim, G. R., Leu, M., Lund, G. C., Marcus, E., & Zuckerman, A. E. (2007). Electronic prescribing systems in pediatrics: The rationale and functionality requirements. Pediatrics, 119(6), 1229-1231. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-0888