IMS' e-Prescribing module allows gastroenterologists to generate accurate prescriptions which can be faxed, printed to paper, or transmitted electronically to an eRx-participating pharmacy. The module allows providers to create templates for commonly-prescribed medications; prescribe multiple prescriptions simultaneously and reply to medication refill requests from different patients all from one single screen in their EHR.
E-Prescribing has been shown to:
Reduce prescription errors and mistakes caused by illegible handwriting
Increase medication adherence
Improve the efficiency of the prescribing process
Streamline the refill request and authorization process
Gastroenterologists who use e-prescribing also benefit from having quick and easy access to a list of their patients' allergies and current medications. This allows providers to find out automatically about potential drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions.