E-prescribing: An overview

2 pages | 500 words

E-prescribing is the computer-based electronic prescribing of medications. It is a networked system that allows clinicians to securely transmit prescription orders electronically from the point of care to a patient's pharmacy. E-prescribing systems typically include drug formulary and clinical decision support tools to help clinicians make safer, more informed prescribing decisions. E-prescribing has revolutionized the drug prescribing and dispensing process in community pharmacies. By automating the prescribing process, e-prescribing has made it easier and faster for pharmacists to fill prescriptions and verify their accuracy. In addition, e-prescribing systems have been shown to improve patient safety by reducing medication errors.