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  • Canadians’ Perceptions of e-Prescribing

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    We live in an age where technology enables people to instantly communicate with one another. So, it may come as a surprise to some that many prescriptions are still handwritten or printed and sent to pharmacies using a fax machine. In fact, a 2021...

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  • Pharmacy Appreciation Month: A Pharmacist’s Perspective on how we can Improve Collaboration with Prescribers

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    As we celebrate Pharmacy Appreciation Month, let’s show our appreciation by listening to pharmacist’s needs and supporting them with the right technology and tools so they can collaborate efficiently with other health care professionals to ensure...

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  • Enhancing the Safety and Integrity of Canada’s Health System

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    The pandemic has fast tracked the role technology plays in health care and it has presented Canada with an opportunity to be a global innovator. One way Canada is making strides is the way prescriptions are written and shared, which is being transformed...

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  • 2021 at a Glance: PrescribeIT

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    For the PrescribeIT® team, 2021 was a year of rewarding partnerships, ongoing engagements and improvements, and the expansion of our service to more Canadians than ever.

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  • Blog Post: Reporting from the National PrescribeIT Policy and Priorities Table

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    The PrescribeIT® Policy and Priorities Table brings together a broad group of stakeholders to discuss where e-prescribing should go, convening many voices around the same table.

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  • Blog post : How do I…Ensure Vacation Coverage with PrescribeIT?

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    In this occasional blog series, we’ll explore some of PrescribeIT’s features and functionalities in-depth. This installment explores your questions about PrescribeIT® and vacation coverage.

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  • Blog Post: Safeguarding Canadians’ Health Information through e-Prescribing

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    Cyber attacks that affect the integrity of health care hit Canadians where it hurts most. That is why it is more critical than ever for prescribers, pharmacists and patients to choose trusted providers within the digital care space that prioritize...

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  • Blog Post: Prescribing Excellence at the Virtual Infoway Partnership Series

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    We are in a new era of virtual learning. The next session in our Virtual Infoway Partnership Series takes place on October 19, with the theme Prescribing Excellence. With more than half of all patient visits to their care providers resulting in a...

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  • Blog Post: How do I…Onboard with PrescribeIT? (For Pharmacists)

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    PrescribeIT® is designed to seamlessly integrate into your pharmacy management system, increasing efficiencies, improving communication with prescribers and enabling you to dispense with confidence. Get on the leading edge of health care...

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  • Blog Post: How do I…Onboard with PrescribeIT? (For Prescribers)

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    PrescribeIT® is Canada’s national e-prescribing service, enabling prescribers to digitally send prescription data directly to a patient’s pharmacy of choice. In this occasional blog series, we’ll explore some of PrescribeIT’s features and...

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  • Blog Post: Upgrading Skills with the PrescribeIT Learning Centre

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    Our world is changing, and health care is no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a swift pivot towards digital health tools. With Canadians increasingly using and expecting digital health tools in their daily lives, it no longer makes sense to...

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  • Blog Post: #WeAnswerTheCall: National Nursing Week 2021

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    National Nursing Week occurs every year during the week of May 12. It celebrates the nursing profession and recognizes the dedication and contributions of nurses across Canada. This year’s theme is #WeAnswerTheCall, recognizing the many roles that...

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  • Blog Post: How to Find PrescribeIT Near You

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    In a recent Infoway study, 80 per cent of respondents were interested in having their health provider send a prescription directly to their pharmacy, without receiving a paper prescription. With 40 per cent of primary care visits now occurring...

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  • Blog Post: Pharmacy Awareness Month: How We Can Support Pharmacists Through Effective Technology

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    March is Pharmacy Awareness Month, a yearly national campaign to celebrate pharmacists and their contributions to Canada’s health system. This year, the event’s focus is shifting from “awareness” to “appreciation,” to better reflect pharmacists’ vital...

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  • Blog Post: Modernizing Prescribing Practices to Improve Patient Care

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    In our digital world, it’s time to leave behind handwritten prescriptions. e-Prescribing enables prescribers to send a prescription electronically to a patient’s pharmacy of choice, resulting in a safer, more convenient experience for patients and...

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  • Blog Post: 2020 at a Glance: PrescribeIT

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    2020 was a year of immense challenge, innovation and resilience. From new partnerships with major vendors like Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart, to supporting the adoption of virtual care, to new educational initiatives, the importance of PrescribeIT’s...

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  • Blog Post: e-Prescribing Saves Patients Time and Protects Their Health

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    When you’re feeling unwell, the last thing you want is to venture out on multiple errands. As we continue to stay home and implement physical distancing measures, I’m reminded of a story a patient recently related to me. Read more to learn how...

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  • Blog Post: Why e-Prescribing is a Fundamental Component of Virtual Care

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    Electronic prescribing can be a useful tool when prescribing medications virtually, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. As the momentum towards virtual continues, it has never been clearer that e-prescribing needs to be a key component of virtual...

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  • Blog Post: Ask a Peer with PrescribeIT

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    With Ask a Peer, we’re connecting you with health care professionals who have already begun their e-prescribing journey. Recently, we welcomed pharmacist Andy Donald and family physician Dr. Daniel Pepe to the Digital Health InfoCast to address some of...

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  • Blog Post: How e-Prescriptions Can Help Reduce Risk in Opioid Prescribing

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    Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, a surge in opioid-related overdoses continues across Canada. To maximize the benefits of controlled medications, while minimizing the risks associated with their use, we need to be able to track their journeys through...

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