Free Electronic Prescription Software Unveiled

January 19, 2007

Electronic prescription-writing software will be offered free to every doctor in the United States. The product, eRxNow, has been developed by a coalition of technology companies and healthcare businesses.

A conference was held on Tuesday to announce the product. Representatives of the participating companies spoke, as did Newt Gingrich and others. (Gingrich’s Center for Health Transformation has been active in medical IT issues.)

The product was developed by the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI). Corporate sponsors include health insurers Wellpoint and Aetna, and tech companies such as Dell, Microsoft, Sprint, and Fujitsu.

Gingrich and other speakers emphasized the deaths and illnesses that are caused by improperly processed prescriptions, according to one account of the presentation. The president of physician software company Allscripts also acknowledged they hope this initiative will eventually create profitable business opportunities.

The unanswered question: Will doctors’ offices use this service? Presenters said that someone could learn to use the system in a half-hour – but will they? Medical office staff won’t take on a new routine task without encouragement from doctors. So, the success or failure of this initiative rests in large part on how seriously doctors take the initiative’s mission.

A number of health software products have failed because of these “soft” human factors. They, and not the technical issues, are the greatest challenges facing this initiative’s backers.

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25 Responses to “Free Electronic Prescription Software Unveiled”

  1. Dr. Shafiqur Rahman Says:

    It is very much essential for me.

  2. binod kabra Says:

    I am a Product executive of SPIL, this software need for a doctor.


  3. how to get the software

    Prakash C. Goyal, M.D.

  4. Sheldon Collis, D.P.M.,M.S. Says:

    How do I get this product??

    What are any unlying fees or hidden charges or costs?


  5. please send me more information,on the free software,thank you

  6. Debbie Says:

    I need information on free software

  7. gaby Says:

    Could i please get more information on how this free software system works

  8. dr ali hossain talukder Says:

    yes i need the software how could i get it,inform me or help me.

  9. Dr. D. K. Samanta Says:

    I want to get this software and use it in my practice.


  10. If you have Windows Office 2003 or better and a fax modem on your office computer, you can set up your own E-prescribing.

  11. Sharon Says:

    We use MacIntosh Computers is this software compatible with Macs?

  12. ammara amin Says:

    i want to have this software

  13. Dr. hitesh Says:

    I want to get this software and use it in my practice.

  14. Dr. hitesh Says:

    I want to install this software and use it in my practice.

  15. DR DILIP kUMAR ROY Says:

    I am a doctor of Bangladesh. Can i get this softwere for use in Bangladesh. I f so How?

  16. DR DILIP kUMAR ROY Says:

    I am a doctor of Bangladesh . Can i get this softwere for use in Bnagladesh. Is so how should i apply for that.

    Dr Dilip

  17. DR DILIP kUMAR ROY Says:

    I am a doctor of Bangladesh . Can i get this softwere for use in Bnagladesh. Is so how should i apply for that.

    Dr Dilip Kumar Roy

  18. Taj din Says:

    you can try free for one week the best prescription software (fully functional)

  19. Dr M M Abdul Halim Says:

    I have to need yours software. please sent me. Please……………………!

  20. Dr M M Abdul Halim Says:

    Please Contact me & sent Yours Cell/ Mobile No.
    My Mobile no : +8801737609360, +8801674745176


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