While the use of e-prescribe is known to improve provider workflow and patient safety, inaccuracies when entering the sig (dosage and usage instructions) can be dangerous. Here’s how to avoid this.
In addition to the toll it’s taken on many lives, an estimated more than $500 billion loss results from the opioid crisis annually, putting a massive strain on the healthcare system. This post looks at ways EPCS is giving clinicians and pharmacists a tool to combat the opioid crisis.
Read to discover more about compliance and how it can complement EPCS’ efforts to improve patient outcomes and curb drug abuse/misuse.
This article will help you get insight into inaccurate medication history data. Along with this, we will discuss the importance of collecting medication history data.
More than 50 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. It’s one of the main reasons why they seek medical care. For patients struggling with pain management, however, filling prescriptions, doctors visits, and debates with insurance companies can be a major hindrance. Further, at times, treating these patients with regulated, addictive medications may be the best […]
Doctor shopping is a practice of visiting multiple doctors/physicians to obtain medication for the same prescription. In 2008 alone, one out of every 143 patients in the US received multiple opioid prescriptions by deceiving physicians into believing that he was getting the drug for legitimate needs, not disclosing the fact that they are also filling […]
A lot of factors contribute to the success of a prescribed medication. Is it the best drug for the job? Is this formulary covered by insurance? Which has the least likelihood of side effects. And though doctors spend many years studying the pharmacology that they prescribe, the success of treatment for outpatient care ultimately depends on the person […]
For those of us providing medical care for senior patients, our mission is very dear to our hearts. This population is vulnerable not only to the ailments of their conditions which may be exacerbated by age, but may lead a lifestyle which, without consideration, could detract from treatment. Thankfully, technology has extreme potential to improve how health facilities […]
Electronic prescriptions simplify the prescribing process. Plus, this kind of technology not only reduces prescribing errors, it keeps doctors and patients safe – especially in the era of COVID-19. It also keeps practitioners and EHR vendors compliant when prescribing controlled substances, and it maintains revenue flow by preventing denied prescription claims. And these are just […]
E-prescribe software is an electronic health system designed to improve the safety and quality of prescriptions given to patients. It allows health care providers to send prescriptions to pharmacies electronically instead of using paper. Research indicates that e-prescriptions minimize prescription errors, improve system efficiency, and reduce the overall costs of healthcare. Many practitioners have access […]