The big stumbling block for E-Prescribing....the DEA and their paper methodologies...I believe that a data tracking mechanism would be much faster to track rather than having to get fingerprints from a potentially fraudulent paper script....can they make up their minds that paperless is good? BD
The Drug Enforcement Administration has sent a proposed rule to the Department of Justice to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances. The department has been under increasing pressure to promulgate such a rule from the Senate and various health care I.T. stakeholders.
In a letter dated Feb. 1 and sent to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-R.I.), the DEA said it had submitted the proposed rule but couldn't predict how long the Department of Justice would take reviewing it. The Office of Management and Budget, which also must review the rule, has up to 90 days to render a decision on it.