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Prescribing and Dispensing Medications within Corrections: The Role of Health Information Technology

Prescribing and Dispensing Medications within Corrections:
The Role of Health Information Technology

COCHS' Chief Information Officer Ben Butler’s latest issue paper describing how medications are prescribed and dispensed in a criminal justice system setting. While many community providers can assume that their community has an existing infrastructure for the prescribing and dispensing of medications, correctional facilities often have to implement their own systems for this purpose. Ben’s paper is the first of its type describing these vital components of correctional health care. This paper outlines the ways in which multiple technologies and multiple stakeholders must cooperate to build out systems unique to their environment.
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