Principles of Electronic Prescribing

  • Stephen Goundrey-Smith

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen Goundrey-Smith
    Pages 47-67
  3. Stephen Goundrey-Smith
    Pages 69-95
  4. Stephen Goundrey-Smith
    Pages 97-115
  5. Stephen Goundrey-Smith
    Pages 155-174
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-183

About this book


There is now considerable experience of implementing electronic prescribing systems in hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom and other healthcare economies, with clear evidence that a well-designed electronic prescribing system can improve patient safety and quality of care. There is therefore likely to be an exponential growth in the significance of electronic prescribing over the next ten years.


This second edition of Principles of Electronic Prescribing discusses the basic principles of design and implementation of secondary care electronic medicines management systems, and how their design and configuration can impact on benefits realization, hospital workflow and clinical practice. It will therefore be of considerable interest to all involved in the management of these systems, from healthcare administrators to pharmacists to the clinicians prescribing these medicines.

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Goundrey-Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Chedworth, GloucestershireUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4044-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4045-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • About this book