Ingenix, the healthcare technology subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, has announced the addition of new features to the electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) functionality of its CareTracker EMR solution. The new Surescripts certified features will allow CareTracker users quick and easy to access patient medication histories and drug benefit information at the point of care.

E-prescribing is a process by which medical practitioners generate and transmit prescriptions electronically to participating pharmacies.  Considering that medication errors are responsible for approximately 7,000 deaths each year in the US, e-prescribing offers an effective way of eliminating errors due to illegible hand-writing of physicians, wrong dosage, and missed drug-to-drug or drug-to-allergy reactions. Continue reading: New features added to the E-prescribing module of CareTracker EMR solution from Ingenix