The value of the global e-prescribing market could reach $794 million by 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 26% in the five years leading up to 2017, according to a MarketsandMarkets study. The study also discussed several factors that could drive the trend, including government efforts to encourage pharmacies and doctors to use health IT systems, and the desire of established and small HIT firms to achieve maximum market share.

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