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practitioners, clinics, hospitals, provider associations, pharmacies, software vendors, trade andprofessional associations, laboratories and ancillary services, state and federal governments,standards development organizations, terminology and code set organizations, health plans,payers, and processors.E-prescribing has many advantages, such as:• Enabling prescribers to receive on-screen prompts for drug-specific dosinginformation• Expediting refills• Facilitating data exchange between the physician and the pharmacist andultimatelytheir patients• Linking information from a patient's medical file to a patient's prescriptionfile• Notifying the prescriber if a drug product is covered by the patient'sinsurance plan whenthe order is generated rather than when it ispresented at the pharmacy• Reducing or eliminating errors associated with illegible handwritingPrescription InformationIn most situations it is the pharmacy technician who has the initial contact with the patient whenthe person drops off a new prescription or requests a refill of a prescription. The first thing apharmacy technician does when receiving a new prescription is determine whether the patienthas had prescriptions filled at that pharmacy previously. If the patient has filled prescriptionspreviously at that pharmacy, the pharmacy technician verifies the accuracy of the information inthe patient's profile. If the patient has never had a prescription filled at that pharmacy, thepharmacy technician collects the necessary information, which includes:• Patient's complete name• Patient's home address (street, city, state, and zip code)• Patient's telephone numbers (home, work, and mobile)• Patient's birth date• All allergies (drug and food)• Patient's current physical condition• Prescription drug card information (group number, member number, andrelationship tothe cardholder)• Whether the patient wants to receive generic medications• A list of any OTC and BTC medications the patient takes• A list of any herbal supplements the patient takesThis information is used to develop a patient profile for the individual.A patient profile is a list of the patient's prescriptions and all related information, including theoriginal date of fill, refill dates, and the prescribing practitioner. The Omnibus BudgetReconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA '90) requires that every ambulatory pharmacy maintain
patient profiles. A patient profile is a tool that can help eliminate medication errors. The patientprofile is extremely valuable when drug utilization evaluation (DUE) is performed. During thisevaluation, an accurate patient profile can reduce potential drug-food interactions, drug-diseaseinteractions, drug–environmental chemical interactions, and drug-laboratory interactions. Inaddition, the patient profile can identify multiple pharmacological effects caused by medicationsbeing prescribed, distinguish multiple physicians that a patient may be using, detect patient

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Pharmacology, The American, Prescription drug, Food and Drug Administration, Medical prescription, Pharmacy technician

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