Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Electronic Prescribing (e-Prescribing)

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) is the process by which clinicians in hospital and ambulatory settings directly enter outpatient prescriptions using computer applications that provide clinical decision support and can deliver the prescriptions electronically in structured form to dispensing organizations (HDO pharmacies, drugstores and mail-order fulfillment houses).

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