A BETTER WAY TO PRESCRIBE, AND IT'S THE LAW IN SOME STATES.
Electronic prescribing is the computer-based electronic generation, transmission, and filling of a medical prescription, taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions.
Kipu now offers an all-new e-prescribe interface that streamlines your workflow, eliminates
double data entry and makes errors a thing of the past.
Every state in the U.S. now allows e-prescribing, including e-prescribing of controlled substances (with 2-level authorization). Kipu's eRx integration offers substantial benefits for patients and physicians, alike:
- No prescription pads! In fact, no paper at all!
- Send prescriptions directly from within Kipu!
- Enter data just once! No double-data-entry ever!
- 100% HIPAA and TJC compliant!
- Automates clinical decision support
Many drugs are available in multiple strengths or forms. E-Prescribing removes the guesswork by prompting prescribers to completely fill out the dose, route, strength and frequency and providing drop-down lists of the most common information.
- Reduces the number of lost prescriptions
When patients receive paper-based prescriptions, the prescriptions sometimes are forgotten and never filled, or are lost by the patient and must be re-written or called into the pharmacy. E-Prescribing sends the prescription directly to the pharmacy.
- Reduces time responding to prescription refill requests
One of the biggest administrative burdens to physicians and clinical office staff is the need to respond to prescription refill requests. E-Prescribing enables providers to review, authorize and transmit 20-30 refill authorizations in a matter of seconds. refill for a patient who is traveling and runs out of medication.
- Prevents prescription drug errors
E-Prescribing eliminates handwriting errors/illegibility and gives both physician and pharmacist access to a patient's prescription history to reduce the chance of the wrong drug being dispensed. According to the FDA, more than 95,000 prescription drug errors have occurred since 2000, mainly due to mistakes when reading a handwritten prescription and dispensing a similar-sounding, but different drug.
Two New Proxy User Roles.
Streamlining the prescription ordering process.
- Proxy User
Kipu now enables Prescribers to designate "Proxy Users," typically nursing staff members to enter a prescription on their behalf. Once entered, the Prescriber simply reviews the prescription and signs off on the order electronically.
- Provider Agent
Kipu also offers a role as “Provider Agent.” A Provider Agent can both write and send prescriptions for non-controlled substances to a pharmacy on behalf of the Prescriber, without the prescriber's intervention. For controlled substance prescriptions, the prescriber will still need to sign off.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS
In 2010, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) implemented the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) interim final rule, giving practitioners the option to electronically transmit prescriptions for Schedule II-V controlled substances (10-11 percent of all prescriptions). The regulations also permit pharmacies to receive, dispense and archive electronic prescriptions. As a result, three states (New York, Maine, Minnesota) require virtually all drugs to be electronically prescribed.