Electronic Prescribing and Decision Support to Improve Rural Primary Care Quality (South Dakota)
The purpose of this research was to examine whether, in rural ambulatory care settings, the use of an e-prescribing system with clinical decision support related to medication management increases patient prescription adherence, improves health outcomes in hypertensive patients, and improves the medication management process. The aims of the study were to:
- Improve the rate of adherence to prescribed medications among patients with hypertension in rural communities.
- Improve adherence to prescribed medications among patients with hypertension through use of e-prescribing tools in rural care settings.
- Improve health outcomes for patients with hypertension in rural communities through the use of e-prescribing and associated clinical decision support tools.
- Enhance patient and provider satisfaction with the e-prescribing tool.
- Overcome barriers to successful adoption of e-prescribing.