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ASGE Policy on Electronic Prescribing

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) supports electronic prescribing initiatives to facilitate the widespread adoption of electronic prescribing practices. ASGE believes electronic prescribing has the capability to increase patient safety by reducing medical errors and to improve physician and practice workflow efficiency.

ASGE endorses legislation that directs payments to physicians for e-prescribing, in an effort to reduce the financial burden of software adoption and maintenance.

ASGE emphasizes the importance of informing members regarding CCHIT-certified e-prescription software products, in order to maximize adherence to electronic health record standards and interoperability. In so doing, ASGE can assist members in providing the highest quality of care available as the health care industry transitions to a paperless existence.