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e-Prescriptions and Patient Security Internet that used to be about emailing has through a short period become more extensive than that. Now, the role of the internet has changed our lives, and it has become widespread playing a more serious and bigger role to society and to individual lives. Reliance on the internet has made the impact on business people and consumers more effect, more efficient and more convenient. This too has definitely, at a large extent, slowly challenged the way our health care industries work and function, which we cannot ignore. Effective healthcare depends a lot on getting accurate and fast information, documentation and communication since at times it is a matter of life and death for some patients. Now it is much easier for doctors to collaborate on specific patient diagnosis, thus saving time and money, unlike the conventional type which is a more inferior and static method. The internet has also no geographical bounds that enable the physician to analyze a patient record regardless of location. There are many benefits that both patients and physicians can obtain from using e-prescriptions, and that is why it is becoming very popular today. All states in US are now allowed to use e-prescriptions which include e-prescriptions for controlled substances. What this means is that the Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA has already revised its regulations to provide practitioners with an option of writing prescriptions for controlled substances electronically. In the same manner, the regulation also now permits pharmacies to receive, dispense, and record these e prescriptions in their databases. This barrier has paved the way because of the latest “encryption technology” working to secure superior levels of risk determinants, and the same reason why our monetary institutions have ushered in e banking, debit and credit card protection.