Monday, June 28, 2010

e-prescribing....can't wait for C-IIs to come this way

Dear Doctor,

When the whole e-prescribing thing was introduced, the intention was for you to be able to transmit information directly to me (the pharmacist) without having an intermediary involved who might mess-up the process.

The idea was for you to select the patient, medication, strength, directions, and refill information directly to me thru the computer.

When you give your little hand-held unit to your office staff to send prescriptions to me, it defeats the whole purpose of e-prescribing. What makes me laugh is when one of your staff members calls me because they can't find Metarpalol in your unit and want to know what it is.

Seriously, is it that hard to use the e-prescribing software? Or do you enjoy telling your office staff what to put in the unit two or three times for each prescription?

Eric, RPh


pharmacy chick said...

Most cannot figure out e-prescribing for regular drugs, holy blessed, pray for us all, when they start prescribing c-2's over the computer.

Pharmd Biker said...

and to think how put out they seem when you do call them to verify something because the drug they are asking for does not even come close to the strength on the Rx.