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A Prescription for e-Prescribers: Getting the Most Out of Electronic Prescribing

Review Current Patient Data

Providers or staff review patient medications using historical information from EHR sources and patient/caregiver interview

  • Question 1 of 2: Does your system identify duplicate medication history records from internal and external data sources?
  • Response: Access to a single comprehensive non-duplicative patient medication history record, available in one screen, can help in making better informed decisions and thereby improve patient care. EHR vendors can connect with external networks to receive medication histories from retail pharmacies (medication dispensed) and pharmacy benefit managers (medication claims). Furthermore, some EHR vendors have the capability to identify duplicate medications from various internal and external medication lists and create an actionable medication history record. Contact your EHR vendor to learn more about the medication history functions.