Do We Really Need an Extension on the NY Dental ePrescribing Mandate?

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As most of you are aware at this point, there is a mandate for all providers in New York State to begin prescribing electronically (eRX) beginning March 27, 2015.

This includes dental providers as well. I recently read an article that describes how some New York providers are seeking an extension for this mandate. This is unfortunate because there are a number of proven benefits, both to the patient and provider, with ePrescribing.

The main reasons for seeking an extension listed in the article are:

1) There is not enough time to be compliant and have systems in place by March 27

2) Providers must first have electronic health records in place

3) Systems are complicated and expensive to get in place

Read more about the New York ePrescribing Mandate in my Dental Products Report article.