Electronic prescribing or e-prescribing (e-Rx) allows a provider to communicate directly and immediately with your pharmacy by sending an accurate and understandable medication prescription electronically, replacing paper and faxed prescriptions.
Benefits of e-prescribing for patients and community
E-prescribing streamlines the process of ordering and filling a prescription so that most patients have their e-prescriptions waiting for them at the pharmacy.
E-prescribing checks for harmful drug interactions and eliminates errors from illegible handwriting.
One out of four paper prescriptions go unfilled by patients. E-prescribing improves quality by increasing patient adherence to prescriptions and notifying doctors of patient non-adherence.