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Is an indication-based prescribing system in our future?

November 30, 2016

Health information technology has enhanced prescribers' ability to document the purpose of medications they order. This newsletter article reviews weaknesses in electronic prescribing systems and recommends incorporating indication-based prescribing as the "sixth right" of safe medication use. The piece highlights how making indication information available can help inform medication communication, selection, adherence, and reconciliation.