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Provider enters directions for use and provides all required information to be transmitted to the pharmacy
- Question 2 of 5: Are you entering medication instructions in the free-text "Notes" field?
- Response: The free-text notes field is designed to communicate non-clinical information to the pharmacy. This field provides a means for prescribers and pharmacists to communicate information. Inclusion of clinical information such as patient directions, days supply, quantity, etc. does at best result in workflow discrepancies at the pharmacies and phone calls to the prescriber seeking clarification and at worst can result in patient safety incidents. You can find additional best practices in the current NCPDP SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations or Surescripts Quality Best Practices Guidelines.
*Your EHR may not look like this. There are different ways developers have met the requirements. This is one construct.