How is e-Prescribing helping practice workflows?

e-Prescribing or Electronic Prescribing is a method through which practices are able to send prescriptions directly to pharmacies from point-of-care in an error-free and understandable format. E-Prescribing has become one of the major features of modern day Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and is being used by physicians a lot in their daily workflows.

Let’s take a detailed look how ePrescribing is helping physicians improve workflows.erx

  1. Up-to-date drug knowledgebase: e-Prescribing helps physicians have instant, up-to-date drug knowledgebase from which they can select and prescribe drugs to patients easily.
  2. Medication reconciliation: e-Prescribing allows real-time checking of a patient’s current medications to the ones the physician is suggesting. This is done to avoid duplication, omissions, dosing errors or drug interactions.
  3. Complete medication history: With the help of e-Prescribing, complete and accurate medication history of the patient can be retrieved at any time conveniently. This really helps a physician check the drugs which have been administered to the patient throughout his/her life by various physicians.
  4. Age, weight-based dose adjustments: e-Prescribing also helps physicians to adjust doses based on age and weight of the patients thereby largely improving the quality of care delivered.
  5. Dosage calculator: e-Prescribing also helps physicians calculate the exact amount of dosages that are going to be administered to the patients.  This is really useful and eliminates any chances of overdose or otherwise.
  6. Process refill requests: e-Prescribing also connects with patient portals in real time to process refill requests submitted by the patients at all times. In addition, e-Prescribing also helps practices connect with pharmacies in order to send real time requests.

In addition to these, there are many other benefits of e-Prescribing like providing access to prescription benefits, prescription histories, eligibility checks, adverse reactions and recommended dosages, etc which greatly help a practice improve its workflows.

 

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One Response to How is e-Prescribing helping practice workflows?

  1. R Troy says:

    There was a time when it was suggested that eprescribe would also check with the selected pharmacy whether the med in question was in stock or not, and would also check to see if the patient was appropriately covered for the med, or if it would be cost prohibitive, in which case an alternative might be suggested.

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