Implementation of an Electronic Prescription System for Ambulatory Care
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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