Writing Prescriptions: Writing an E-Prescription

Version 20.10
  1. Follow the Basic Instructions, and in Step 6, select Med - to dispense from the "Purpose" drop-down menu. 
  2. (Optional) Add a diagnosis code in the Primary DX field by clicking the drop-down arrow or typing a portion of the name and pressing the enter key.

Note: Practices in states that require a diagnosis to be included on all electronic prescriptions will need to review the setup in System Preferences.  It is recommended that you select either EPCS or All in System Preferences. OP defaults to None. However, the system will send the diagnosis to the pharmacy if it is included on the prescription.  Click here for more information on how to set your System Preference.

  1. In the Drug field, begin typing the medication name and click the Ellipsis button or press the Enter key. 

  1. From the Medication Finder window, select the medication by double-clicking or clicking OK.

Note: If the medication is on your Favorites List, a list of your "favorite" formulations of that medication will be displayed in the Medication Finder. If the medication is not on your Favorites List, click the Master List tab to select or search the SureScripts list of medications.

  1. Review or complete the prescription.
  2. Click the Send button.
  3. The Choose a Pharmacy window displays. 
  • If a pharmacy was previously selected, the Previously used by this patient tab will be active.
  • If no pharmacy was previously used, search the other tabs

  1. Select the pharmacy
  2. Click the Send button. The eRx Summary page will open.

Warning: When the Summary window appears, it is important to take the opportunity to review all prescription details before submitting to the pharmacy.

      10. Click the Send button to send the prescription to the pharmacy.

Version 20.8
  1. Follow the Basic Instructions, and in Step 6, select Med - to dispense from the "Purpose" dropdown menu. 
  2. (Optional) Add a diagnosis code in the DX field by clicking the dropdown arrow or typing a portion of the name and pressing the enter key.
Practices in states that require a diagnosis to be included on all electronic prescriptions will need to review the setup in System Preferences. It is recommended that you select either EPCS or All in System Preferences. OP defaults to None. However, the system will send the diagnosis to the pharmacy if it is included on the prescription. Click here for information on how to set your System Preference.
  1. Type the first three or four letters of the medication in the Drug field.
  2. Press the Enter key
    or
    Click the ellipses button to the right of the Drug field. 

  1. The Medication Finder will open and display a list of medications that match your query.

Note:  If the medication is on your Favorites List, a list of your "favorite" formulations of that medication will be displayed in the Medication Finder. If the medication is not on your Favorites List, click the Master List tab to select or search the SureScripts list of medications.
  1. Highlight the medication and click OK.
  2. Review or complete the prescription.
  3. Click the Send button.
  4. The Choose a Pharmacy window displays. 
    • If a pharmacy was previously selected, the Previously used by this patient tab will be active.
    • If a no pharmacy was previously used, search the other tabs

  1. Select the pharmacy
  2. Click the Send button. The eRx Summary page will open. 
  3. Review the prescription and click the Send button.

Warning: When the Summary window appears, it is important to take the opportunity to review all prescription details before submitting to the pharmacy.