Implementation of an Electronic Prescription System for Ambulatory Care

  • Marc NyssenEmail author
  • Yelina Piedra
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 64)


After a two-year pilot, including the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) developments and small scale tests, the Recip-e project for ambulatory electronic prescriptions is currently in national roll-out phase. Along with the operational secure data-flow, an important number of parameters are captured and taken along; these parameters are processed and archived, enabling us to make a first evaluation regarding the approach taken in Belgium, both from a technical point of view and from a methodologic point of view, regarding the technical developments and the involvement of all stakeholders.



This work was supported in part by the RIZIV (Belgian administration for Social Security).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Havana UniversityHavanaCuba

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