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Security software needs to be installed on all devices including handheld (Hicks, 2013).Systems1.System for eRx onlyEligible professionals must have adopted a “qualified” eRx system. There are two types of systems: a system for eRx only (stand-alone) or an electronic health record (EHR system)
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with eRx functionality. Regardless of the type of system used, to be considered “qualified” it must be based on ALL of the following capabilities:Generating a complete active medication list incorporating electronic data received from applicable pharmacies and benefit managers (PBMs) if available.Providing information related to lower cost, therapeutically appropriate alternatives (if any). Selecting medications, printing prescriptions, electronically transmitting prescriptions, and conducting all alerts.Providing information on formulary or tiered formulary medications, patient eligibility, and authorization requirements received electronically from the patient’s drug plan, if available (ManageMyPractice.com, 2011).2.Electronic health record (EHR system) with eRx functionalityThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that you use a "qualified" electronic prescribing system (stand-alone or an electronic health record system (EHR) with eRx functionality), which has all of the following capabilities:Generating a complete active medication list incorporating electronic data received from applicable pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, if available.Selecting medications, printing prescriptions, electronically transmitting prescriptions, and conducting all alerts.Providing information related to lower cost, therapeutically appropriate alternatives (if any). The availability of an eRx system to receive tiered formulary information, if available.Providing information on formulary or tiered formulary medications, patient eligibility, and authorization requirements received electronically from the patient's
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drug plan, if available (American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, 2013).The benefits of this technology — fewer medical errors, improved productivity for pharmacists and for physicians and their staffs, the ability to help manage costs for payers, and improved patient care — are so numerous, many agree that a full range of services on mobile devices is "where we need to go." With the support of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), pharmacy benefits managers, and insurers, doctors may soon be able to beam up all the data about a patient — if not the patient herself. Although the e-prescribing has changed our lives for the better, some people would rather have a hard copy of their prescription because they do not like or trust technology.
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ReferencesAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. (2013). Electronic prescribing incentive program. Retrieved May 30, 2013, from American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery website: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2013, April 2). E-Prescribing. Retrieved April 21,
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