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Create and sign prescriptions 
on the fly

November 18, 2020

How many times have you or your practice manager fielded calls regarding issues around prescriptions? The requests could be anything from a patient losing a paper script; to confirmations of medication prescribed from a pharmacist. If there was a way to alleviate the hassle of paper scripts, improve your practice workflow and enhance patient care all at once, would you like to know how?

The answer is electronic scripting - A quick, safe, secure process to ensure that your patients get the care and medication they need with just a few clicks.

What is e-scripting?

The healthcare practitioner will issue a medical prescription after being diagnosed. The digital version of this process is known as an e-script and works as follows:

  • A doctor creates a digital script instead of writing out a paper script and signs it with their own secure Advanced Electronic Signature (AES).
  • The patient can select an e-script enabled pharmacy to which the doctor can route the e-script electronically. All of this can happen before the patient leaves the practice.
  • When the patient visits the pharmacy, the pharmacists would have already prepared the prescription for collection.

The benefits of e-scripting

Using a secure e-scripting platform is beneficial to doctors and patients alike, a few of which include:

  • There is no cost in sending a real-time digital prescription to a pharmacy but with added benefits of reducing paper and printing cost in your practice by going digital.
  • Doctors have the assurance that patients are issued with the correct medication and will be notified of medication dispensed.
  • Access to detailed digital records and a history of past prescriptions will be allowed to be reviewed by a doctor to a patient’s profile.
  • Prescriptions cannot be altered or changed. Once signed with an AES, confidentiality and integrity of digital scripts are guaranteed.
  • The accuracy of digital prescriptions enhances patient care.
  • Convenient delivery options, patients can choose an e-script enabled pharmacy to collect from or opt for a courier delivery at no charge.
  • Reduced co-payments as the doctor will select the medication that is approved by the medical scheme.
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