from the scribble-going-digital dept

Here’s a little device that seems like a pretty good idea: an electronic prescription pad. It lets doctors put in the drug they want to prescribe, and then it will check for conflicts with the patient’s allergies or other medications, and check to see if the patient’s insurance covers that particular drug, and then it will email the drugstore. Apparently, it could save a lot of lives, since there are a ton of mistakes in the current process.

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