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 so you don’t need to worry about taking the paper prescription to the pharmacy.
Doctors that use electronic prescribing can see a patient’s benefits, medications, health history, and personal information in one place. This helps to ensure they prescribe the right medicine.
Providers can also access specific drug information and electronically track any problems you may have with certain medicines. Another favorite feature of e-prescribing is that it allows doctors to be notified by your pharmacy if your prescription needs to be renewed.
Your doctors can use an office computer or hand-held e-prescribing system to securely send a prescription directly to your pharmacy of choice, which offers immediate advantages, including:
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