With electronic prescribing, or “e-Prescribing,” health care providers can enter prescription information into a computer device – like a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer – and securely transmit the prescription to pharmacies using a special software program and connectivity to a transmission network. When a pharmacy receives a request, it can begin filling the medication right away.
The Benefits of e-Prescribing
• Help improve health care quality and patient safety by reducing medication errors and checking for drug interactions
• Make care more convenient by allowing providers to electronically request prescription refills
In short, e-Prescribing is more convenient, cheaper, and safer for doctors, pharmacies, and patients.