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E-prescriptions more reliable than handwritten ones

New research finds that doctors writing prescriptions by hand are seven times more likely to make errors than those using electronic systems.

By February 26, 2010


Microsoft, WellPoint pursue paperless prescriptions

The joint e-prescribing initiative recruits two partners to give doctors a shot of technology.

April 29, 2004


Online pharmacy fined $88 million

A Los Angeles pharmacy and a pair of employees are fined $88 million by the state of California for being too lax in prescribing drugs over the Internet.

By May 28, 2002


Oracle, Microsoft aid U.K. health services

The companies are using their best bedside manner with the National Health Service: Oracle is dispensing an HR system and Microsoft is prescribing software subscriptions.

By December 20, 2001


Intel releases server management specs

The chip kingpin releases a server computer section of its Wired for Management (WFM) baseline specification, prescribing an infrastructure for server manufacturers.

July 1, 1997