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The evaluation of the electronic prescription service in primary care: interim report on the findings from the evaluation in early implementer sites

Hibberd, Ralph, Barber, Nick, Cornford, Tony and Lichtner, Valentina (2012) The evaluation of the electronic prescription service in primary care: interim report on the findings from the evaluation in early implementer sites. University College London, London, UK.

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Abstract

This report provides and interim account of some aspects of research undertaken in to the adoptions and use of the electronic prescription service (EPS) in England. The role of EPS is a fundamentally simple one. It allows the transmission of prescription messages and digitally-signed prescriptions from primary care prescribers, via a central network and server infrastructure, the Spine, from where they can be downloaded by dispensing contractors including community pharmacists, dispensing appliance contractors and dispensing doctors. Prescriptions are then subsequently passed on electronically to NHS Prescription Services for reimbursement. The findings reported are concentrated here the findings from the early stages of implementation in which GP practices and community pharmacies were paired for initial pilot testing. Attitudes and experience of patients, GPs practice staff and community pharmacists are reported and the benefits of the service are assessed as well as its prospects for future development.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Official URL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: Department of Health - NIHR
Projects: Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 16:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44890/

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