|Roadmap for Pharmacy HIT Integration Now Available||| Print ||
The Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative has released a white paper entitled The Roadmap for Pharmacy Health Information Technology Integration in U.S. Health Care. The roadmap formalizes the priorities of the pharmacy profession for the next four years to assure that electronic health records facilitate safe and effective medication use. It also provides guidance to provider organizations, policymakers, vendors, payers, and other stakeholders involved in the integration of pharmacy health information technology into the national HIT infrastructure.
The roadmap includes documentation of pharmacists' roles in care delivery, electronic prescribing, medication therapy management, and immunizations. It describes how pharmacists can contribute to the meaningful use of electronic health record quality measures and the certification requirements of a pharmacy electronic health record system.
"The roadmap is a comprehensive document encompassing pharmacists' meaningful use of electronic health records in all practice settings," says Shelly Spiro, director of the eHIT collaborative.
The document is available free of charge at www.pharmacyhit.org.