Benefits Of Electronic Prescribing System

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When it comes to prescribing medicine to the patient, it can be tough for the prescriber because many a time they don’t have any patient history or even they ask patient about their current medication, many were unable to talk accurately about their current medication and then can lead to wrong medication. The electronic prescribing system has made it easy for the prescriber to know the current state of their patient and also reduces the time needed for prescribing medicine. The e-prescribing comes with a lot of benefits like;

Speedy prescribing:

The electronic prescribing system will add speed to the process. Especially when there is a repeat prescription for any patient then it should be done quickly. That will not only save time but resources also. In the hospital, there is always a long queue of patients and spending time with every patient can increase the waiting time for others, even if there is a regular patient with a regular prescription. With help of e-prescribing, this time can be reduced significantly. This will not only save resources but also help customer to get their regular prescription in lesser time. This is an argument that the initial cost of the electronic prescribing system is higher but in long run, this can turn out to be a beneficial investment.

Accuracy:

When it comes to medicines, there are nearly thousands of them. Most of them are sounded the same with minor spelling differences. This is the reason that error in prescribing is significantly higher when it is done by a human. Also, in handwritten prescriptions there can be chances of writing wrong spelling or maybe the pharmacist will be unable to understand the handwriting. This may lead to serious errors where the wrong medication is given to the patient. The electronic prescribing system has helped to increase accuracy and precision in prescribing medicine, this prevents patients from taking any unnecessary medicine

Prior Information:

When prescribing medicine to the patient, then the prescriber needs to know about the patient. It helps them to give them the right medicine. E-prescribing also tells about the recent medication history of the patient including any allergic reaction or health condition certain medicines should not be given to the patient. This is very common due to a lack of knowledge about the patient’s current medication, the prescriber may prescribe the medicine that doesn’t work well with any of the current medicine or may have an adverse effect. But when they will have the information in front of them, they will make a cautious decision or may alter the new medicine to fit in with the recent one. This will help a customer because many a time patient has to face serious health issues due to reactions to multiple medicines.  The electronic prescribing system has reduced these incidents significantly.For more information visit our website www.bestmed.com.au.