Register before September 15, 2007.  The Sprint 6700 phone is a deluxe  Pocket PC phone and has many additional features, I use the same phone and use the blue tooth to tether to my tablet for Internet access too.  According to the article, there are additional discounts available as well.  Be sure to check out the "free" eprescribing initiative if you are not already established.  BD

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and CHICAGO, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Studies indicate that a key barrier to the adoption of electronic prescribing is the reluctance of physicians to change their workflow of pulling out a prescription pad and handing patients a paper prescription. Through a new initiative launched by Sprint (NYSE: S) and Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), physicians now have the option to use a Sprint smartphone to generate electronic prescriptions, without physically leaving the exam room.

(As part of this new initiative, Sprint will donate a customized PCS Vision(SM) Smart Device PPC-6700 to 1,000 licensed prescribers who register for the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative(SM) (NEPSI SM) and activate NEPSI's Web-based eRx NOW(SM) electronic prescribing software before September 15, 2007. Recipients of the smartphone will also benefit from a 15 percent discount on the required Sprint two-year voice and data plans.

Sprint Provides Free, Customized Smartphones for the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative

Related article :  Modern HealthCare

Unfortunately, I think some physicians are missing the point of electronic prescribing. Physicians should be the ones putting the prescription information into the computer or handheld device. This is the best way for the prescriber to be notified of any drug interactions, formulary incompatibility and yes—even less expensive alternatives—all at the point of care. Faxing individual forms from pharmacies circumvents these valuable safety features as well as the potential to save the patients some money. I guess some of us must go kicking and screaming into the electronic age.

Hat Tip:  Mobility Site


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