In the past decade, we’ve heard a lot about healthcare reform and plans to curb rising costs in the industry. Among the myriad of healthcare costs that exist today, prescription drugs play a big role. The CDC estimates prescription drugs make up 10% of national healthcare spending, or $300 billion dollars per year. If even a small fraction of these costs can be cut by modern technology and realigned health priorities, enormous savings can be realized by providers, payers, and vendors alike.
E-prescribing is being increasingly appreciated as a lucrative and socially beneficial means to lowering drug costs. By facilitating electronic prescription fulfillment and greatly eliminating human error, patient health and satisfaction improve, all while saving much time and money for all parties involved. A recent research paper estimates projected savings of up to $240 billion over 10 years through e-prescribing implementation.
The benefits are clear, and people are listening. The very first adoptees trickled into e-prescribing back in 2006 and steadily grew, with e-prescriptions numbering in the millions by 2010. Those numbers have soared in recent years, with over a billion electronic prescriptions in 2014. Despite the majority of pharmacies supporting the change, however, providers lag behind in adoption. Many remain concerned about issues like provider support and patient privacy.
Fortunately, the future looks promising. Already, companies like ours are bridging the gap between the e-prescribing tools pharmacies want, and the secure, reliable frameworks providers need. With point-of-care drug and pharmacy data, fully-secured health records, and customizable integration, providers can take advantage of valuable tech options to improve patient outcomes and meet all their particular needs. If you, like many others, are seeking an easy-to-use E-Prescribing service, look no further than EazyScripts.