E-Prescribing and You
You may have heard it all over the news lately, but E-Prescribing is now mandatory all over New York State. What does that mean?
In simple terms, all of your medications must now be sent over electronically by your healthcare provider to the pharmacy and you will no longer be given a paper copy of your prescription. There are some exceptions to this rule, and you can find them here. Because this affects only healthcare providers and pharmacies, you should not see a change in the way you get your medications.
There are several benefits to E-prescribing, including improved patient safety through reduced medication errors due to handwritten prescriptions and misunderstood phoned-in prescriptions and less risk of lost or misplaced written prescriptions.
Next time you go to your health care provider’s office, be sure to give them updated information about your pharmacy, so that the prescription can get to the right place.