09/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2020 07:54
As the number of independent prescribers increases, remote prescribing has become even more popular. The benefits of remote prescribing are un-doubtable but it's important to remember that this type of prescribing comes with complexities. Minimize risks and simplify the complex nature of remote prescribing by following these procedures and best practices.
Though electronic prescribing is not new to the healthcare industry, it has evolved tremendously over the past few years. Patient convenience and improved user experience, achieved through remote prescribing, has resulted in the success of many practices. Not only has remote prescribing reduced errors when compared to handwritten prescriptions, but it has also reduced the communication time between pharmacists, patients, and doctors, therefore increasing the speed of prescription filling. Additionally, electronic records have made it easier for physicians to improve the treatment process and avoid workflow inefficiencies.
A study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), revealed that on average a prescriber saves $482 on his/her drug cost per month with remote prescribing. Alongside patients and pharmacists, stakeholders such as insurance companies and providers benefit from remote prescribing as well. Providers have reported that the time required for verification and data access is significantly reduced through Meaningful Use of electronic prescription, as opposed to handwritten prescriptions.
There are some key considerations that you as a physician should keep in mind while electronically prescribing medication to your patients.
Finding the right software when it comes to electronic prescribing is essential. Make sure that the platform you choose is certified, compliant with all national and local regulations, and has an easy-to-use interactive user face.
Utilize advanced remote prescribing software to improve workflow, reduce costs and errors to ultimately provide even better patient care.