McLean, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011
eDoctor, Inc., a healthcare IT company based in Rockville, MD, plans to demonstrate its ePrescribing software on Apple iPads for physicians and medical office administrators at the Tysons Corner Apple Store on March 9, 2011. The announcement comes on the heels of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ surprise March 2, 2011 unveiling of the iPad2, a thinner and lighter version of its predecessor.
“Somewhat surprisingly for such a tech-savvy region, medical practices in the DC area have been particularly resistant to adopting ePrescribing,” said Se Kang, president, eDoctor, Inc. “We hope that live demos of our iPad application will remove some of the mystery behind ePrescribing, and provide physicians and their office administrators the opportunity to see how it works and to ask questions relevant to their practices. We expect great interest, especially given Apple’s announcement of the iPad2 just yesterday.”
eDoctor’s ePrescribing software can enhance workflow in a physician’s office and provide a safe and efficient way of transmitting prescriptions to a pharmacy for patient pick-up. Given the increasing penetration of iPads and other tablet-type devices in physician offices, the workflow enhancements brought by companies such as eDoctor, Inc. will only multiply.
According to Mr. Kang, a physician’s bottom line can also be enhanced by ePrescribing. He said: “Doctors are encouraged under federal regulation to begin issuing ePrescriptions by June 30 of this year, in order to qualify for incentives based on 2011 Medicare claims. Penalties for not converting to ePrescribing by this date will be assessed for 2012 Medicare claims. So not only does ePrescribing make workflow sense, it also makes financial sense.”
About eDoctor, Inc.
eDoctor, Inc. is a healthcare IT company based in Rockville, Maryland. Its Healthcare IT Platform consists of cutting edge practice peripherals, including the industry’s most intuitive and efficient e-prescribing software, live data syncing, and other technology tools. http://www.edoctorinc.com
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