Among physicians who electronically prescribed in 2008, 63% used electronic health record-based e-prescribing software and 37% used standalone e-prescribing tools, according to a report by e-prescribing network Surescripts.
In 2009, 70% of physician e-prescribers used EHR software and 30% used standalone tools, while in 2010, 79% of physician e-prescribers used EHR software and 21% used standalone tools.
According to the report, 82% of physician e-prescribers used EHR software in 2011 and 18% used standalone systems.
The report is based on a 2011 analysis of de-identified data sets representing more than 40 million prescription records from retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.
Source: Surescripts, "National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Health Care: Year 2011"