An electronic prescription for healthcare efficiency

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By Susan E. Pantely | 01 January 2009

In this article for HealthWatch magazine, Milliman consultant Susan Pantely discusses the potential effect that existing technology for e-prescribing has to improve both the quality and efficient delivery of healthcare. Actuarial analysis can help identify doctors who are overprescribing or not making best use of generics, allowing health plans to target the physicians whose improved prescribing habits could yield the most cost savings. Actuaries are also equipped to provide analysis on the effects e-prescribing has on outcomes and compliance.

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