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Monday, October 27, 2008

TMA E-RX SUMMIT SECURES JOINT COMMITMENT FOR CHANGE

More than 75 physicians, pharmacists, government officials, and technology vendors gathered at the TMA building for our first E-Prescribing Stakeholder Summit. Led by Joseph Schneider, MD, chair of TMA’s Health Information Technology Committee, the group examined what it will take to move e-prescribing forward in Texas, including needed changes in state and federal laws and regulations. Rules governing prescriptions for controlled substances and the requirement for a handwritten “brand medically necessary” notation on prescriptions are two areas ripe for consideration. Key leaders from all the sectors involved called the inaugural meeting a big success and vowed to bring the group together again.

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