Telemedicine and Remote Prescribing
Although many health care providers are embracing electronic prescription-writing systems as a means of reducing costs and medical errors, some states still do not have laws enacted that specifically permit electronic prescriptions and remote prescribing. Other states permit electronic prescriptions generally, but may interpret electronic signature requirements in a manner that limits an organization’s use of its system. There are additional restrictions on the ability to issue a prescription in light of the nature of the patient examination/consult. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to help your organization receive the full benefit of its electronic prescription-writing system. We have worked closely with clients in their efforts to implement interoperable electronic prescribing and medical records systems, including consulting on privacy and security issues as well as document retention policies and procedures. We regularly advise on issues related to telemedicine, “smart” medical devices, and other e-health initiatives.