for every physician in America.
The National ePrescribing
Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI) is a joint
project of dedicated organizations that each play a
unique role in resolving the current crisis in preventable
Electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) is a viable solution to
counter shortcomings of the current paper-based prescribing
processes that are in large part responsible for these
errors. However, accessibility and cost barriers have
slowed adoption of ePrescribing by providers.
The goal of NEPSI is to increase patient safety by making
ePrescribing accessible—and desirable—to all physicians
and medication prescribers by providing it free of charge.
The ePrescribing software provided by NEPSI is
Simple – Online prescribing
is easier than a script pad
Safe – Instant checks
on drug interactions, dosage levels and patient-specific
factors including prior adverse reactions
Secure – Patient
information protected by privacy and security measures
including prescriber authentication
Free – Provided without
cost by Allscripts and the members of NEPSI
"NEPSI is the kind of collaboration
led by innovators in the private sector that can make
such a difference in our healthcare system. We all
know where we need to go. We know we're going to get
to a healthcare system that relies on electronic information
and that is much more effective in providing timely
and appropriate care. But getting from here to there,
getting over that hump is a big challenge. So initiatives
like NEPSI ... are an important step in getting us
over the hump."
- Mark McClellan, MD, former Administrator of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Senior Director for Health Care Policy, the White House.