Electronic prescribing systems in pediatrics: The rationale and functionality requirements

Robert S. Gerstle, Christoph U. Lehmann, 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

This technical report discusses electronic prescribing systems and their limitations and potential benefits, particularly to the pediatrician in the ambulatory setting. In the report we acknowledge the benefits of integrating these systems with electronic health records and practice-management systems and recommend that the adoption of electronic prescribing systems be done in the context of ultimately moving toward an electronic health record. This technical report supports the accompanying American Academy of Pediatrics policy-statement recommendations on the adoption of electronic prescribing systems by pediatricians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1413-e1422
JournalPediatrics
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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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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Gerstle, R. S., Lehmann, C. U., 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), e1413-e1422. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-0889