Security Concerns In E-Prescribing
There has been significant growth in electronic prescriptions in the last three years. E-prescribing volume has exceeded 250 million and the number of prescribers routing prescriptions has exceeded 75,000. There has been a push from the federal government to increase e-prescriptions. There are many advantages to e-prescriptions. But, with these advantages there is also a concern regarding privacy and security of patient information. The purpose of this research is to develop an understanding of the e-prescribing processes, point out security risks, and develop ideas to reduce or eliminate those security risks.
Review of Business Information Systems, First Quarter 2011, Volume 15, Number 1, 15-18.