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 will be able to select the drug and send electronically. Please follow the steps below to mark prescriptions as proxy.
- To write a prescription as a proxy prescriber the user will have to alter the prescription. Please see below for a screen shot of how to set the prescription correctly.
Allow Proxy Use by Non-Prescribers
- Open the prescription and leave the drug name blank then click on the ellipsis button.
- Expand the category of drugs (step 1) and click on the ellipsis button under the edit tab (step 2).
- Click in the checkbox that says allow proxy by non-prescribers. 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 will have to set up the prescription to say Med – to dispense instead of Med – reference only (step 1). The provider agent will have to search 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.