Benefits of E-Prescribing
The benefits of E-Prescribing include an unprecedented
opportunity to reduce healthcare costs and improve the safety and
efficiency of a process relied upon by millions of patients
- Reduce Healthcare Costs
- Improve Patient Safety
- Increase Efficiency
"Cleaner", more accurate prescriptions
Prescribers can confirm prescription benefit information prior to sending an e-prescription, therefore there is no need for the pharmacist to verify these details.
Improved patient safety
Prescribers can check for harmful drug interactions by reviewing patient medication history at the point of care. And because there is no handwriting for the pharmacist to interpret, there is less potential for errors caused by similar-sounding drug names.
Lower healthcare costs for everyone involved
E-prescribing via the Surescripts network makes it easier for prescribers to select medications that are preferred by the patient's health plan, that meet therapeutic guidelines and are cost effective for the patient. E-prescribing also helps drive down healthcare costs by reducing the potential for medication errors. A recent study indicates that e-prescribing increases medication first fill adherence by 10% with the potential to save $140 - $240 billion over the next 10 years.
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