Electronic transmission of prescriptions: An evaluation of the technical models used in the English ETP pilots 2002

Bob Sugden, Rob Wilson

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the evaluation of three different technical models of ETP piloted in England in 2002. ETP architectures, message sets, message content, message volume, security and privacy issues, functionality, integration with local legacy systems, and usability were examined. The authors conclude that the technical implementation may be the lesser of the problems confronting successful adoption of such systems, with the critical success factors more closely related to the ways in which ETP models are instantiated in local systems used by prescribers and pharmacists, and their consequent impact on the business practices of those users. Other barriers to successful adoption of ETP were observed, including the requirement for changes in legislation to facilitate electronic communication with digital signatures, and the need to gain patient consent to use of ETP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding the E-Service Society
Subtitle of host publicationE-Commerce, E-Business, and E-Government - IFIP 18th World Computer Congress, TC6/TC8/TC11 4th Int. Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Government, I3E 2004
PublisherSpringer
Pages187-202
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781402081552
ISBN (Print)9781402081545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC6/TC8/TC11 4th International Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Government, I3E 2004 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 22 Aug 200427 Aug 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume146
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC6/TC8/TC11 4th International Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business, E-Government, I3E 2004
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period22/08/0427/08/04

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