e-Prescribing is the secure electronic creation and transmission of a prescription between an authorized prescriber and a patient’s pharmacy of choice, using clinical Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and pharmacy management software.
– Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Pharmacist’s Association, Joint e-Prescribing Statement (2012)
PrescribeIT® integrates seamlessly into electronic medical records (EMR) and pharmacy management systems (PMS), enabling prescribers to digitally transmit prescriptions to pharmacies. Transmission is secure, private, and directed to the patient’s pharmacy of choice.
No more dropped faxes, illegible handwriting, or missed phone calls.
In addition, PrescribeIT® is the only national, not-for-profit e-prescribing service that enhances medication safety and protects patient privacy.
Evolution of prescribing
Prescriptions are written by hand onto paper and delivered to the pharmacy by the patient. Handwritten prescriptions are prone to transcription errors, loss, and forgery.
Rather than relying on physical delivery, a printed or handwritten prescription may be faxed or emailed to the pharmacy. However, transmission is not secure and transcription errors may occur on entry into pharmacy management systems.
e-Prescribing is the secure electronic creation and transmission of a prescription between an authorized prescriber and a patient’s pharmacy of choice, using clinical point-of-service (POS) solutions, in a manner which integrates clinical workflow and software.
e-Prescribing Enhanced Capabilities
Once the basic functionality of e-prescribing is established, added features to further enhance patient and clinician experience may be possible.