Writing Prescriptions: Writing an e-Prescription

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Version 20.13
Path: Clinical, Billing, or Practice Management tab > Patient Chart > Medications

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The steps below instruct on how to prescribe a medication from the Patient Chart.

  1. Navigate to the patient's Medication List by following the path above.
  2. Click the New button to open the Prescription window.

  1. (Optional; only displays when an encounter or well visit note has not been finalized.) The Choose Primary Diagnosis window displays; select a diagnosis and click OK or Cancel to not select a diagnosis code. Selecting OK adds the ICD code to the prescription.

  1. Click the drop-down in the Purpose field and select Med - to dispense. This is the default selection if the new prescription is being added by a prescribing provider.
  2. (Optional) Click the drop-down in the Supervisor field, and select a name from the list.
  3. (Optional) Add a diagnosis code to the Primary and Secondary DX field by clicking the drop-down or typing a portion of the name and pressing Enter on your keyboard.

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 in the prescription. Click here for more information on how to set your System Preference.

  1. In the Drug field, begin typing the name of the medication and click the Ellipsis button or press Enter on your keyboard.
  2. From the Medication Finder window, select the medication by double-clicking or highlighting the medication and clicking the OK button.

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. Complete the prescription.
  2. Click the Send button.
  3. The Choose a Pharmacy window displays. 
  • If a pharmacy was previously selected to send a prescription, the Previously used by this patient tab will display the pharmacy.

  • If no pharmacy was previously selected, search the other tabs.
    • Favorites: This is a list of pharmacies the practice chose from the All previously used by any patient tab. This list should contain pharmacies that are typically used.
    • All previously used by any patient: This is a list of all pharmacies that were used to send a prescription.
    • SureScripts Master List: This allows you to search for a pharmacy that is not found in the Favorites or All previously used by any patient tabs.

Note: A column has been added, Custom Pharmacy Name (LNAME), to the Choose a Pharmacy window. This column displays the Last Name information entered in the Address Book. This field and the Pharmacy field can be used in the Choose a Pharmacy window to search. By default, the column will not be displayed. For information on how to display the column, refer to the article, Adding, Removing, or Recording Columns found on the Help Center.

  1. Select the pharmacy, and click the Send button. The eRx Summary window is displayed. 
  2. Review all prescription details before submitting the prescription to the pharmacy.

  1. Click the Send button to send the prescription to the pharmacy.
Version 20.12
  1. In the Prescription window, 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.