What is electronic prescribing?
Electronic prescribing (also known as e-prescribing) simply means your prescription is sent directly to the pharmacy from your doctor's office through a secure electronic device. This allows your doctor to talk directly to the pharmacy and you do not need to worry about taking the paper prescription to the pharmacy.
Are your doctors and pharmacies able to receive electronic prescriptions?
Find e-prescribing doctors: Visit the Surescripts website to see if your doctor electronically prescribes. Learn more.
Find e-prescribing pharmacies: Visit the Surescripts website to see if your pharmacy accepts electronic prescriptions. Learn more.
Why should your doctor use electronic prescribing?
When your doctor uses electronic prescribing, they are able to see your specific benefits, medications, health and personal information to ensure they prescribe the right medicine for you. They can pull up your prescription benefit information, access specific drug information, and electronically track any problems you may have with certain medicines.
Another neat feature of e-prescribing is that your doctor can be notified by the pharmacy if your prescription needs to be renewed. This allows you to get your medicines when you need them.
More e-prescribing benefits
When your doctor uses their office computer or other hand-held e-prescribing system to securely send a prescription directly to your pharmacy of choice, the benefits include:
- The pharmacist receives correct information without having to call your doctor due to hard-to-read prescriptions.
- Your doctor can locate the lowest-cost medicine when prescribing you a new prescription.
- If you use RightSourceRx, Humana's prescription home-delivery service, your doctor can send over new prescriptions without having to fax a request. Learn more.
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