Issue Brief

No. 752

Physician Connectivity: Electronic Prescribing
February 23, 2000

Author

Robin J. Strongin

Summary

This issue brief focuses on physician connectivity — the electronic linking of physicians with online resources such as clinical databases and sophisticated formulary systems. As physician connectivity increasingly allows physicians to prescribe online via a handheld computer complete with formulary information as well as patient data and drug information, this issue brief examines the issues raised by this technological advance within the broader context of online prescribing.

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