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E-prescribing Improves Medication Adherence

Jan 10, 2018 12:50:43 PM / by eazyScripts

The use of e-prescribing can improve patients’ adherence to prescription medications. It also facilitates better communications between patients, physicians and pharmacists.

An industry study showed that 81.3 percent of the patients preferred electronic prescriptions to paper prescriptions. More importantly, nearly 30 percent said e-prescribing improved their adherence to medication, and more than 60 percent said e-prescribing improved the care they received from their pharmacists.

With e-prescribing, a prescriber can use e-prescribing technology to check a patient’s drug formulary and start a discussion with the patient about drug options. A prescriber also can use e-prescribing technology to check a patient’s prescription for interactions with other drugs and communicate directly with the patient.

EazyScripts simple integration with any EHR also improves the pickup rate for prescriptions. E-prescribing is not only good for prescribers, but it is better for patients, and it helps them save money and improve adherence.

Patients can get easily confused by the myriad of choices available to them when it comes to prescription benefits. They incorrectly assume that any available discounts would be applied for them at the time the prescription is written and filled. Or, they're required to fumble with coupons or Rx discount cards that limit them to only certain pharmacies. 

When patients have difficulty affording their medications, they are less likely to pick them up and take them as prescribed. Fifty percent of prescriptions are abandoned and only 1 out of 4 prescriptions are taken as prescribed. E-prescribing allows for recommendations at point of care (POC), where they are more likely to ask their doctor for a sample. EazyScripts' price transparency feature allows patients to instantly know the prices everywhere.

In just a few keystrokes, eazyScripts presents medication options in an intuitive, easy-to-follow template that makes it simple for doctors and patients to compare prices by location and select the best option for the patient:

  • Compare brand name and generic choices
  • Display by distance and mail order options
  • Sort and modify form, strength and quantity

EazyScripts' physician-inspired user interface lets prescribers write and send a script to 90 percent of pharmacies nationwide from anywhere, on any device in 15 seconds or less.

When things are easy and fast, medication adherence improves!

Topics: pharmacy, medication adherence, eprescribing, electronic prescribing, drug cost

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