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E-prescribing nearly triples, Surescripts says
Modern Healthcare

The use of electronic prescribing in the U.S. nearly tripled in 2009, according to an annual report released by Surescripts. By the end of the year, about 18% of eligible prescriptions were routed electronically, up from 6.6% at the end of 2008, according to the company’s 2009 National Progress Report on E-Prescribing. By tracking traffic across its network, Surescripts tallied 191 million electronic prescriptions in 2009, compared with 68 million in 2008.