Another feature of E-MEDISOL is the Virtual Health program is E-prescribing which is a powerful means to decrease drug abuse and fraud. Through our system, providers can track electronic prescriptions of controlled substances through prescription drug monitoring programs
The advantages of e-prescribing for telehealth providers are numerous: Prevents prescription drug errors — e-Prescribing eliminates handwriting errors/illegibility and gives both physician and pharmacist access to a patient’s prescription history to reduce the chance of the wrong drug being dispensed.
E-Prescribing is rapidly growing in the telehealth field, not just because of the technology but because of the substantial benefits for patient’s safety and physicians’ workflow.
The advantages of e-prescribing for telehealth providers are numerous:
- Prevents prescription drug errors — e-Prescribing eliminates handwriting errors/illegibility and gives both physician and pharmacist access to a patient’s prescription history to reduce the chance of the wrong drug being dispensed.
- Speeds up the medication reconciliation process — clinicians can instantly view a patient’s medication history. They won’t have to manually reconcile medication lists or commit clinical information to memory, such as drug-drug interactions.
- Instant notification of allergies, drug interactions, duplicate therapies, and other clinical alerts — e-Prescribing gives physicians full visibility into all of a patient’s documented allergies and previously prescribed drugs and will trigger clinical alerts if a newly prescribed medication has any potential for adverse reactions.
- Monitor controlled substances abuse — enables physicians to prescribe and monitor controlled substances in a single workflow electronically. With e-prescribing, physicians can track how many controlled substance prescriptions a patient has received, reducing the likelihood of over-prescribing or doctor shopping.
- Reduces the risk of readmissions –Built-in safety features such as clinical alerts and duplicate therapy alerts mitigate the risk of adverse drug reactions. Roughly 20 percent of all hospital readmissions can be traced to adverse drug reactions.
- Improves medication adherence — Chronic underuse of medications is the most common form of non-adherence, with patients using a lower dose than was prescribed or prematurely stopping therapy.
- It makes it easier to verify insurance — E-Prescribing tools make it easier to choose formulary medications that will be covered by the patient’s drug benefit. Prescribing a drug the patient can afford makes it more likely that the patient will fill it and take it.