News Headlines Article

Doctors using more e-prescriptions
Monterey Herald

Fifteen-month-old Mendel Grossbaum squirmed in his mother’s arms as Dr. Darren Saks examined his ears and throat, then concluded the checkup with a prescription for vitamins — without ever touching paper.

Saks is among the 20 percent of New Jersey physicians who use electronic prescribing systems to send prescriptions straight to a patient’s pharmacy. It is a timesaver for doctors and patients, and research shows it reduces medication errors.