Electronic prescribing

Switching from paper to electronic prescriptions can make it easier to get the medications you need. Encourage your doctor to make the switch from paper to electronic prescriptions today. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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 so you don’t need to worry about taking the paper prescription to the pharmacy.

Are your doctors and pharmacies able to receive electronic prescriptions?

Check the Surescripts website to:
  • Find e-prescribing doctors:  See if your doctor participates in e-prescribing or find a provider that you know does
  • Locate e-prescribing pharmacies: Check whether your pharmacy accepts electronic prescriptions. If not, find one that does

Visit the Surescripts website

Tell your doctor about the advantages of e-prescribing

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:

  • Your pharmacist receives correct information and won’t need to call your doctor to confirm hard-to-read prescriptions
  • Doctors can locate the lowest-cost options when prescribing a new medication for you
  • If you use RightSource, the Humana-owned mail-order pharmacy service, your doctor can send in new prescriptions without having to fax a request. Learn more about RightSource.