Electronic prescribing in pediatrics: Toward safer and more effective medication management

Christoph U. Lehmann, Kevin B. Johnson, Mark A. Del Beccaro, Gregg Alexander, Willa H. Drummond, Anne B. Francis, Eric G. Handler, Timothy D. Johnson, George R. Kim, Michael Leu, Eric Tham, Stuart T. Weinberg, Alan E. Zuckerman

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This policy statement identifies the potential value of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) systems in improving quality and reducing harm in pediatric health care. On the basis of limited but positive pediatric data and on the basis of federal statutes that provide incentives for the use of e-prescribing systems, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the adoption of e-prescribing systems with pediatric functionality. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends a set of functions that technology vendors should provide when e-prescribing systems are used in environments in which children receive care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-826
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronic prescribing
  • Health information technology
  • Medication
  • Pediatrics
  • Prescription
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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