Since the creation of the prescription system, doctors have written out medication requirements for pharmacies to fulfill. Only recently has the push from written notes to digital orders started to take place. Now, over 70% of physicians in the United States have transmitted at least one digital prescription. Growth in ePrescribing lagged behind other industries as the DEA maintained certain regulations, preventing the order of prescriptions over an Internet connection until it could determine a secured method of ePrescribing was in place. With the creation of the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances run in 2010, practitioners now have the ability to electronically prescribe Schedule II-V controlled substances.
Create More -Savings for the Office
According to Medical Group Management, offices that have made the full move from traditional prescription filing to ePrescribing save an average of $15,769 annually per physician. These savings are experienced not only due to less paperwork requirements but the administrative team can lighten their workload and spend time on other tasks around the office.
Improve Patient Care through ePrescriptions
Some of the most common prescription filling problems occur when pharmacies misread the information written down by a doctor. With ePrescribing, there is substantially less of a chance that the pharmacy will incorrectly fill the prescription. Additionally, pharmacies can easily cross reference medication information to avoid dangerous combinations.