Quest Diagnostics to test Care360 e-prescribing system

9/24/2009

MADISON, N.J. A lab testing company is offering physicians a trial of its electronic prescribing system.

Quest Diagnostics announced that it would open its Care360 e-prescribing service to physicians around the country for six months, an effort meant to persuade physicians to adopt the practice. The offer is available for physicians who begin using the service before Dec. 18.

“Quest Diagnostics shares the goal of many healthcare leaders to support physician adoption of e-prescribing, which has been shown to improve patient safety, reduce costs, save time spent charting, ordering and renewing prescriptions and improve patient compliance with filling prescriptions, as well as their wait times at the pharmacy,” Quest Diagnostics chairman and CEO Surya Mohapatra said in a statement. “Because we currently work with approximately half of all physicians and hospitals in the U.S., we are uniquely positioned to drive interest in this new technology, particularly among smaller and medium-sized physician practices.”

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