Sending a Prescription

Version 14.19

E-Prescribing allows providers to send prescriptions electronically instead of printing them. Once the e-prescribing feature is activated, offices are able to select pharmacies from a pre-populated list of pharmacies from across the USA and send prescriptions. E-Prescriptions are sent from your workstation to a queue in the main server, which then transmits the prescriptions into the E-Prescribing network and on its way to pharmacies, as follows:

Workstation > E-Prescribing Service (Server) > Surescripts Network > Pharmacy

How to Send Prescriptions as a Provider Agent or Proxy User

  • Ensure that the users are registered and have accurate E-Prescribing user ID's and Passwords. You can view this information in OP by opening the staff/provider directory and clicking on the e-prescribing tab. If the users do not have credentials please call support at 800-218-9916.
  • Proxy prescribers are only allowed to write prescriptions that have been marked as Proxy. After the drug is added as _Allow proxy by non-prescribers_, the nurse is able to select the drug and send it electronically. Follow the steps below to mark prescriptions as proxy.
  • To write a prescription as a proxy prescriber, the user has to alter the prescription. Please see below for a screen shot of how to set the prescription correctly.

Allow Proxy Use by Non-Prescribers

  1. Open the Prescription and leave the Drug field blank then click the Ellipsis button.

  1. In the All Favorites tab, click the + to expand the Category of Drugs (step 1) and click the Ellipsis button in the Edit tab (step 2).

  1. Select the Allow proxy by non-prescribers checkbox. This allows provider agents to write prescriptions for this medication.

You are also able to set proxy privileges from the favorites tab when writing a prescription.


Setting Up the Prescription so Provider Agents can ePrescribe

The provider agent sets the prescription Purpose field to Med – to dispense instead of Med – reference only (step 1). The provider agent searches the address book for the Prescriber (step 2), which must be a doctor in the practice. When the top of the prescription is correct the provider agent is able to save and send.

To learn more about the E-Prescribing Service, please contact OP Support.

Version 14.10

E-Prescribing allows providers to send prescriptions electronically instead of printing.  Once the e-prescribing feature is activated, offices are able to select pharmacies from a pre-populated list of pharmacies from across the USA and send prescriptions.  E-Prescriptions are sent from your workstation to a queue in the main server, which then transmits the prescriptions into the E-Prescribing network and on its way to pharmacies, as follows:

Workstation > E-Prescribing Service (Server) > Surescripts Network > Pharmacy

How to Send Prescriptions as a Provider Agent or Proxy User

  • Make sure the users are registered and have accurate E-Prescribing user ID's and Passwords. You can view this information in OP by opening the staff/provider directory and clicking on the e-prescribing tab. If the users do not have credentials please call support at 800-218-9916.
  • Proxy prescribers are only allowed to write prescriptions that have been marked as Proxy. After the drug is added as _Allow proxy by non-prescribers_, the nurse is able to select the drug and send electronically. Follow the steps below to mark prescriptions as proxy.
  • To write a prescription as a proxy prescriber the user hs to alter the prescription. The screenshot below displays how to set the prescription correctly.

Allowing Proxy Use by Non-Prescribers

  1. Open the Prescription and leave the Drug field blank then click the Ellipses button.

  1. Click the + to expand the Category of drugs (step 1) and click the Ellipsis button on the Edit tab (step 2).

  1. Select the Allow proxy by non-prescribers checkbox. This allows provider agents to write prescriptions for this medication.

  1. You can set proxy privileges from the Favorites tab when writing a prescription.

Setting Up the Prescription so Provider Agents can ePrescribe

The provider agent has to set up the prescription to say Med – to dispense instead of Med – reference only (step 1). The provider agent searches the address book for the Prescriber (step 2), which must be a doctor in the practice. When the top of the prescription is correct the provider agent is able to save and send.

To learn more about the E-Prescribing Service, please contact Office Practicum's Technical Support Team.