Welcome to The Center

Helping physicians, pharmacists and patients optimally use technology to improve the way medications are evaluated, prescribed, approved, filled, consumed, refilled, adhered to, and measured for outcomes.

The Center for Improving Medication Management serves as a center for excellence. The Center is a collaborative forum that establishes project specific priorities to demonstrate the value of pharmacy interoperability with both patients and physicians for the purpose of improving the medication management process. The aspects of the medication management focused on are

  • Best practices as it relates to processing prescriptions electronically and

  • Improving patient compliance with physician medication orders by utilizing electronic communications between the patient, pharmacist, and physician.

The Center educates clinicians and their staff on the best approaches to implementing prescribing technology and integrating it with the day-to-day workflow. The Center implements programs that accelerate the automation of the prescribing process. Core to automating the prescribing process is the adoption and use electronic prescribing technologies with physician-pharmacy interoperability as well as the testing of innovative approaches to improve patient compliance with prescribed medications.  Targeted research projects overseen by The Center will evaluate and establish best practices in support of these purposes.

Latest News

April 29, 2010
The Road to Meaningful use: Leveraging E-Prescribing to Improve Medication Management.

Read the summary from this collaborative forum hosted by the Center for Improving Medication Management.

October 5, 2009
The Nation's Orthopaedic Surgeons Join Provider-Led E-Prescribing Initiative.

December 15, 2008
Health Experts Launch New Web Site to Educate Consumers on Medication Safety

Online Tools Help All Family Members Learn About Rx Safety

December 10, 2008
The Nation's Gastroenterologists, Ophthalmologists Join Provider-led Electronic Prescribing Initiative

Move Aims to Help More AGA Members to Start E-Prescribing Before New Medicare Incentives Take Effect on January 1, 2009

October 7, 2008
Health Care Stakeholders Release "How-To" Guide to Help Clinicians Switch from Paper to E-Prescribing Systems

Challenges, Opportunities Await Providers Investing in New Technology

August 21, 2008
Texas Medical Association Becomes First State Medical Organization to Join Provider-led Electronic Prescribing Initiative

Move Aims to Help More Texas Physicians to Start E-Prescribing Before New Medicare Rules Take Effect on January 1, 2009

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The Federal Register