Legislative Workgroup on Electronic Prescribing
Created through the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 81 (SR 81) by Senator Fred Mills and House Resolution No. 108 (HR 108) by Representative Bernard LeBas during the Regular Session of the 2011 Louisiana Legislature, this group was charged to study and make recommendations on the following aspects of electronic prescribing systems:
(1) Best practices to maintain a neutral platform for the secure electronic transmission of health data including, but not limited to medication history, formulary status, and other patient information health professionals typically access when prescribing medication and other interventions.
(2) Best practices to assure attempts to influence, through economic incentives or otherwise, the prescribing decisions of the practitioner at the point of care can be kept to a minimum and focused on patient safety and outcomes that maximize patient and provider freedom of choice.
(3) Best practices to assure messages in electronic prescribing systems are substantially supported by scientific evidence, accurate, up to date, and fact based, including a fair and balanced presentation of risks and benefits, and support for better clinical decision making, such as alerts to adverse events and access to formulary information.
(4) Best practices to establish a process to provide electronic prior authorization request and approval transactions between providers and group purchasers.