According to Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading source for healthcare industry news, 77% of all prescriptions were delivered electronically in 2017, which represents a 4% increase from 2016. With 1.75 billion e-prescriptions generated in 2017, pharmacies need to have systems & tools to seamlessly receive, integrate and fill prescriptions, and store both prescription and patient records efficiently and accurately. Micro Merchant Systems recently addressed this critical need in the January 2019 update released for its PrimeRx™ pharmacy technology system. Among many system enhancements, the update includes a new e-prescription “exception reporting” capability.
“Pharmacists need to have full confidence in their system’s e-prescribing capabilities,” says Ketan Mehta, Micro Merchant Systems chief executive officer. “Our exception reporting capability flags all data discrepancies and gives pharmacy staff options for taking corrective action.”
Following is an overview of the PrimeRx™ exception reporting capabilities:
The system will automatically generate an exception report whenever information contained in an e-prescription does not match information already on file for a patient, or with regard to specified drug information.
Pharmacists are embracing technology-based innovations that help improve efficiency and accountability. PrimeRx’s™ “exception reporting” flags any potential data discrepancy and provides a pathway for the pharmacist to address any errors. This is a tremendous advance in pharmacy management, and one more example of the critical importance of technology in today’s busy pharmacy.