An aging population and ever-increasing healthcare costs are propelling growth in the telemedicine marketplace. According to a new market research report, Global Telemedicine Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2015-2020), published by Mordor Intelligence, the global market for telemedicine is expected to be worth more than $34 billion by the end of 2020. North America will account for more than 40 percent of the global market size.
According to a recent article in Medical Economics, few words arouse more frustration among physicians than “prior authorization.” And it’s easy to understand why. The time physicians and their staffs have to spend persuading an insurance company to cover a medication or procedure is an expensive and annoying distraction from the task of caring for patients.
E-prescribing provides dentists with many advantages. The most obvious is that it improves their workflow by giving them the ability to electronically select medications and send them directly to the pharmacy, thus bypassing the traditional manual processes of faxing, phone calls and handing paper to the pharmacy. However, the most significant advantage is that that e-prescribing allows dentists to improve the safety and quality of care they provide. Consider the patients in dental chairs who have numerous medical problems and can't remember all their medications. With electronic prescribing, it's very easy to push a button and have a list of all medications prescribed from different sources that they are presently taking.
The world of medicine is constantly changing. Today, technology plays a major role in medicine, as doctors regularly look for better ways to treat people. Technology has brought numerous advances to the medical field and one of these advancements – telemedicine – is helping medical providers obtain access to medical services and information that would normally be unavailable.
E-prescribing is changing the way healthcare is delivered, and the growth in telemedicine is a leading factor in this change.
Chronic pain is a significant problem in the United State — affecting more than 100 million Americans. Inappropriate nonmedical use and abuse of prescription opioid drugs has skyrocketed in the past 15 years. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) survey estimated that up to 25 million people used prescription opioids for nonmedical purposes between 2002 and 2011.
When opioids are to be used to treat psychiatric or pain disorders, the practitioners must educate themselves regarding the neuroscience of opioids so that they can competently prescribe these medications for use in psychiatric and chronic pain syndromes. At a minimum, the treating healthcare professional should be aware of some of the more common medical side effects of the opioids.
If you are a prescriber, you need to know the electronic controlled substances readiness and which States currently mandate ePrescribing.
In the past decade, we've heard a lot about the 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. eazyScripts is 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.