Experience the e-prescribing difference

Busy people don’t need the hassle of carrying a hand-written, hard-to-read prescription to their local pharmacy. That’s why many doctors are using electronic prescribing (also called e-prescribing) to make things easier for patients like you.

If your doctor is still writing your prescriptions by hand, you’ll be glad to know that going paperless has perks. For example, with e-prescribing, you don’t have to take a paper prescription to the pharmacy, because your prescription is sent there securely from your doctor's office.

Here are some of the benefits of e-prescribing:

  • Your doctor can locate lower-cost options when prescribing.
  • Your doctor can see your medication history, eligibility, formulary and benefit information all in one place, so you get the right medicine.
  • Your pharmacist receives your prescription electronically and won’t need to confirm a hand-written prescription that may be hard to read.
  • Your doctor can send in new prescriptions to pharmacies without having to fax a request.
  • E-prescribing technology can provide alerts between your pharmacist and doctor when new prescriptions are needed.

If you’d like to know if your doctor and pharmacy use e-prescribing, you can check the Surescripts website:

  • Find e-prescribing doctors: See if your doctor e-prescribes, or find another provider who does.
  • Locate e-prescribing pharmacies: Check if your pharmacy accepts electronic prescriptions, or find one that does.
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