dishguy1977 wrote: ↑What about the initial input of the prescription into a computer? Will the computer be able to make out the "chicken scratch" that most doctors write in? Is there handwriting recognition software this advanced? I'm not for or against robots...just wondering about this initial integral part of the process. Not that I completely trust a human to do this either - I get A LOT of prescriptions and am well educated about what I'm getting and even knowing what the rx is supposed to say I can't read it and most of the time I am very impressed that I end up with what I am supposed to be getting.
Everybody is going online these days, my doctor is online and they either print or fax the prescriptions to the pharmacy from their computer, so we have no problem reading the prescription anymore.