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Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions - Towards Realising the Dream

Mundy, Darren, Chadwick, David W. (2004) Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions - Towards Realising the Dream. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 1 (1). pp. 112-125. ISSN 1741-8453. (doi:10.1504/IJEH.2004.004659)


The United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) is about to commence upon major computerisation of its processes as part of a government plan of modernisation. One of these is the Electronic Transmission of Prescription (ETP). To achieve success it is important to know what benefits are expected from the new system and what barriers to adoption the systems will face. This paper reviews substantial ETP published material, and identifies seventeen issues that need to be addressed. These issues are categorised under 4 major headings of stakeholders, cost, technology, and current process and practice, and are then further classified as positive or negative influences on the projects success. Many of these influences will be common to most of the computerisation projects to be undertaken by the NHS, and therefore this paper has wider applicability than ETP.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJEH.2004.004659
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:02 UTC
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