D. Papakonstantinou, F. Malamateniou, G. Vassilacopoulos


As the number of prescriptions rising nationally each year, Electronic Prescribing (ePrescribing) has been described as the solution to improved patient safety and reduced medication costs. Web-based technology should be fully embraced in the pharmacy industry as an aid to improve not only effectiveness and efficiency but also quality of health services, by reducing the number of errors that may be incurred with hand-written prescriptions. Healthcare information systems are facing the challenge of attempting to satisfy the needs of both novice and expert users, focusing on a high likelihood of physician adoption of ePrescribing. An ePrescribing service that premises a reusable, flexible, agile and adaptable training content with the objective to enable healthcare professionals instil their knowledge and expertise in the ePrescribing process, it may conduct to ePrescribing adoption. To this end, an online training embedded within the ePrescribing service could be used as it offers an intuitive, clear, how-to instruction on performing each action that the system provides to the user. In this paper the training content is provided as a system embedded within the ePrescribing service, using a learning management system (LMS) and to this end, the online training system acts as a collective online memory containing training material, contributing to the adoption of the ePrescribing service.


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Paper Citation

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Papakonstantinou D., Malamateniou F. and Vassilacopoulos G. (2011). EMBEDDING ON-LINE TRAINING IN AN E-PRESCRIBING SERVICE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-81-2, pages 180-186. DOI: 10.5220/0003656401800186

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author={D. Papakonstantinou and F. Malamateniou and G. Vassilacopoulos},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011)
SN - 978-989-8425-81-2
AU - Papakonstantinou D.
AU - Malamateniou F.
AU - Vassilacopoulos G.
PY - 2011
SP - 180
EP - 186
DO - 10.5220/0003656401800186