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Fulfilling your commitment to quality patient care relies on ensuring patients receive both the service level they want and the treatment they need. That means having the tools and resources at your disposal working effectively, including e-prescribing software.
Nearly one year has passed since Assembly Bill 2789 mandated that licensed California dentists and other health care providers electronically prescribe all medications.
Take time to pause and evaluate how your practice is pacing. Over the past year, how has e-prescribing improved your workflow? What challenges have you had along the way?
Hopefully, processes have been much easier and more efficient for you and your patients. However, if you are underwhelmed by your current prescribing workflow, don’t wait to evaluate your options.
One of the primary benefits of e-prescribing software is the ability to improve the accuracy of prescriptions. Since nearly a quarter of all prescription errors can be attributed to illegible handwriting, electronic prescriptions can provide complete and unambiguous information.
“The right technology tools and healthcare platforms should seamlessly integrate with your existing practice management system,” notes Robert McDermott, president and CEO of iCoreConnect, a cloud-based e-prescribing solution. “This integration allows patient information to auto-populate your e-prescription, saving time and reducing errors. It’s an essential and easy way to let technology streamline your clinical workflow.”
While features vary across software solutions, the right e-prescription software will not only send the prescription to your patient’s pharmacy but can also:
In short, e-prescribing software can and should do more than simply digitally transmit prescriptions, though digital transmission has immense value on its own.
The robust features of a fully developed e-prescription software solution deliver measurable improvements to the overall patient experience. In fact, recent research in Europe revealed that nearly 72% of patients preferred e-prescriptions based on the convenience alone. The benefits also include:
Additionally, your practice team will benefit from more efficient workflow, freeing up time to focus more on patient care. Plus, you could see significant cost savings.
CDA members have support evaluating practice management approaches and complying with California mandates. As a CDA Endorsed Service, iCoreRx offers members free demos and a 43% subscription discount. In addition, members can log in to their CDA account to access helpful tools, guides and checklists any time.