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Electronic Prescription or E-prescribing (e-Rx)

In this blog we will see, as part of our Healthcare Initiative, how we endeavor to assist in the process of delivering quality and safe care, thereby improving the workflow as well as efficiency at hospitals.



Electronic prescription or e-prescribing (e-Rx)  is the computer-based electronic generation, transmission and filling of a medical prescription, taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions. It electronically accesses patient’s health information such as medical history, drug allergies etc. With E-Prescription it is possible for the provider to administer the use of generics and other low cost medications. E-prescribing applications have the potential to check the databases for appropriate prescribing guidelines, the patient’s complete medication profile for drug interactions, and the patient’s electronic medical record for disease contradictions. This  allows the provider to review the  patient's past  medical records while he or she is still in the office and to reques…