ePrescribing is the process of sending medical prescriptions from healthcare professionals – via a computerised system – to pharmacies. Sometimes referred to as Drug Information Systems (DIS), these systems automate medication prescribing, including online repeat prescription ordering.
The goal of ePrescribing systems is to reduce errors due to manual prescribing and incorrect fulfilment and to speed up access for the patient to necessary prescriptions. In Ireland medication errors cost the state around €10 – €15 million per annum. Currently, there is a legal requirement in Ireland to produce a paper prescription for patients
to present to their pharmacist, but legislation is being drafted to allow for eprescribing, which
is currently being piloted to trial available models in discrete locations in Ireland.

2020-01-06T14:18:43+00:00 6 January 2020|Comments Off on ePrescribing

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