Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Paper prescriptions may be on their way out. Dr. Deborah Hazen, an internist in Shrewsbury who is the first doctor in central Massachusetts to use a software called Pocketscripts, says she is never going back.
"The system is easy to use; itís very intuitive," Dr. Hazen told told the Worcester Business Journal. "My staff and I had no problem learning, even though we represent a wide range of computer abilities."
Dr. Hazen said the software has saved her a lot of time, and that she doesn't see a downside to eliminating handwritten prescriptions.
The software allows prescription data to be entered on a handheld device. The data is then transmitted electronically to the pharmacy sytem.
-- Erica Tochin