Benefits of ePrescribing
The streamlined, automated processes of ePrescribing can help make your office much more efficient and productive. Cutting down the back-and-forth with pharmacies alone can lead to significant time savings.
ePrescribing can greatly reduce the volume of pharmacy call-backs because prescriptions are legible and prescreened for drug interactions, allergies and formulary rules. And pharmacy calls for refill authorizations are practically eliminated, as the entire process is managed electronically.
A closer look at the workflow for ePrescribing reveals many additional benefits.
ePrescribing is much more convenient for prescribers and patients compared to paper-based prescribing. For prescribers, the big gain is in mobility. You can create and manage prescriptions from any computer that has Internet access. You have even more options with a mobile device like a laptop or PDA connected to a wireless network.
For patients, ePrescribing means lower costs in addition to less time wasted at the pharmacy. Access to health plan and insurer formularies at the point of care encourages the use of generic substitutes or less expensive medications.