Dr. Peter Kaufman Discusses Electronic Prescriptions

Peter Kaufman, MD talks to Physicians Practice magazine about the benefits of e-prescribing. As noted in the article, there are several advantages to e-prescribing including increased efficiency for doctors and support personnel, the elimination of handwriting errors and alerts for drug-drug and drug-allergy reactions.”;You want to use a program that is, in the very least, certified under meaningful use for the e-prescribing criteria. That will make sure that it does the drug-drug and drug-allergy checks,” says Dr. Kaufman. “We have found that once people start electronic prescribing, they are hooked on it.”

Peter Kaufman, MD is a physician with the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group division of Capital Digestive Care. He is also chief medical officer for DrFirst, Inc., a developer of e-prescribing software and has been names to the ONCs Healthcare Standards IT Committee, a federal advisory committee that is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.


Physicians Practice magazine