Posted on April 27, 2021 by Catherine Searles-Burke
In a recent Infoway study, 80 per cent of respondents were interested in having their health provider send a prescription directly to their pharmacy, without receiving a paper prescription. With 40 per cent of primary care visits now occurring virtually, e-prescribing is becoming an increasingly important tool for clinicians.
PrescribeIT®, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, transmits prescriptions seamlessly and securely from a prescriber’s electronic medical record to the pharmacy management system of a patient’s pharmacy of choice. Patients don’t need to worry about carrying paper prescriptions, while prescribers and pharmacists avoid the risk of dropped faxes and missed phone calls. It also reduces the need for in-person interaction, keeping patients and clinicians safe and ensuring that patients can continue to access the medication they need.
Curious to see if your clinic or pharmacy is enabled with PrescribeIT®, or looking for PrescribeIT® enabled colleagues in your community? You can now search our interactive map. Enter your location to find PrescribeIT® near you. You can filter by pharmacies or clinics — or see all sites at once. Be sure to check back as new clinics and pharmacies are added.
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Catherine Searles-Burke is the Senior Marketing Manager for PrescribeIT®. In this role, she is responsible for developing marketing and communication strategies to advance PrescribeIT® across Canada. Prior to joining Infoway, Catherine held several marketing management positions within the health care space.