E-Prescribing and Opioid Use

E-Prescribing on Opioid-Related Experiences and Outcomes: A Rapid Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Canada Health Infoway

Project Trainee(s)

Stephanie R Cimino, Lauren Cadel, Shanzeh Chaudry

Funding Source(s)

  • Canada Health Infoway

Project Objectives

To 1) examine how e-prescribing has been used clinically for opioids; 2) examine the effects of e-prescribing on clinical outcomes, the patient/clinician experience, service delivery, and policy related to opioids; and 3) identify current gaps in the literature to inform future studies and/or recommendations for e-prescribing and opioids.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Sara Guilcher

Position: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Email: sara.guilcher@utoronto.ca

Sara Guilcher

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

Impact Statement

“Infoway is committed to ensuring that digital health initiatives in Canada are built upon the best possible evidence. As PrescribeIT, Canada’s national electronic prescribing service, achieves momentum, there are opportunities to ensure this service and the data it transmits provide the most value to Canadians. This literature will help Infoway and its partners to understand the current and future potential impacts of e-prescribing on opioids and controlled substances. It can inform our actions as we expand and optimize the service, and the complementary initiatives of governments seeking to reduce the negative impacts of opioids.”

– Simon Hagens, Canada Health Infoway