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PrescribeITTM is Canada’s answer to the safe and secure transmission of prescriptions.
Canada Health Infoway is working with Health Canada, the provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders to operate and maintain PrescribeITTM, a national e-prescribing service. PrescribeITTM will be available across the country enabling prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice.
PrescribeITTM is being integrated into EMR systems, which means there will be little change to medical clinic prescribing workflows. PrescribeITTM will be as easy to use as printing or auto-faxing prescriptions from an EMR, but more secure and safer for patients. It will also enhance communication with pharmacists by replacing fax or phone calls with secure messaging. e-Prescribing supports better health outcomes through the improvement of first-fill or primary adherence (the act of filling a new, first-time prescription), and improves patient safety and reduces the fraud and misuse of prescriptions. In fact, PrescribeITTM is part of Canada’s action plan on opioid misuse.