Pharmacists like e-prescribing safety features but still worry over medication errors

Supporters point to how electronic processes can improve care coordination and reduce work for healthcare professionals. However, there are still worries about Hospital electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePA) causing barriers between providers and patients.

The new report found there has been limited study on how ePA is affecting staff, especially pharmacists. The study authors explored how ePA affects pharmacists’ activities, such as patient interaction, working with other health professionals and potential medication safety risks.

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