We are currently updating the OP Help Center content for the release of OP 14.19 or "OP 19". OP 19 is a member of the certified OP 14 family of products (official version is 14.19.1), which you may see in your software (such as in Help > About) and in the Help Center tabs labeled 14.19. You may also notice that the version number in content and videos may not match the version of your software, and some procedural content may not match the workflow in your software. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make these enhancements.

Objective: Electronic Prescribing with Formulary Query

Version 14.19

Using e-Prescribing with Formulary Query

>50% of all medications written during the reporting period are transmitted electronically and queried for a drug formulary

  • Medication written and sent electronically using:
  • Med to Dispense
  • Med must have a valid NDC# 

Drug Formulary Query - Enabled during the Entire Reporting Period

Set Provider Formulary Checking

  1. From the medications tab of a patient chart, click to add a new medication.
  2. Search for any medication.
  3. From the Medication Finder window, click the Check Formulary checkbox.
  4. Save as a Preference.
  5. Complete the above steps for all providers. 

Set Formulary Preference

  1. Click Utilities > System Admin > System Preferences.
  2. Click the Special tab.
  3. Click the Prescribe tab (if not selected).
  4. Deselect the Allow user to make formulary checking optional when writing prescription checkbox.
  5. Click the Exit button.


OP 14 default in System Preferences is set to allow providers to individually set the preference for Formulary checking. Have all prescribers set the Formulary checkbox as a preference in the Medication Finder, then deselect the checkbox in System Preferences to disable the feature so that it cannot be accidentally changed.
Version 14.10

Using e-Prescribing with Formulary Query

>50% of all medications written during the reporting period are transmitted electronically and queried for a drug formulary

  • Medication written and sent electronically using:
  • Med to Dispense
  • Med must have a valid NDC# 

Drug Formulary Query - Enabled during the Entire Reporting Period

Set Provider Formulary Checking

  1. From the medications tab of a patient chart, click to add a new medication.
  2. Search for any medication.
  3. From the Medication Finder window, click the Check Formulary checkbox.
  4. Save as a Preference.
  5. Complete the above steps for all providers. 

Set Formulary Preference

  1. Click Utilities > System Admin > System Preferences.
  2. Click the Special tab.
  3. Click the Prescribe tab (if not selected).
  4. Deselect the Allow user to make formulary checking optional when writing prescription checkbox.
  5. Click the Exit button.


OP 14 default in System Preferences is set to allow providers to individually set the preference for Formulary checking. Have all prescribers set the Formulary checkbox as a preference in the Medication Finder, then deselect the checkbox in System Preferences to disable the feature so that it cannot be accidentally changed.