NU Online News Service, August 10, 2004, 11 a.m. EST
A coalition of 8 software firms and an industry group is trying to convince doctors to submit more prescriptions on line.[@@]
The coalition is encouraging physicians to send patients’ prescriptions directly to pharmacies over the Web. By eliminating paperwork and reducing errors, the goal is to cut a major component of U.S. health care costs.
The new San Francisco-based coalition, called Caf? Rx, was founded by Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Capgemini S.A., Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, NDCHealth, RxHub and SureScripts.