Electronic prescribing is a way for your prescribers (your doctor or other health care provider who is legally allowed to write prescriptions) to send your prescriptions electronically and directly to your pharmacy. Electronic prescribing can save you money, time, and help keep you safe.
- You don't have to drop off and wait for your pharmacist to fill your prescription. Your prescription may be ready when you arrive.
- Prescribers can check which drugs your insurance covers and prescribe a drug that costs you less.
- Electronic prescriptions are easier for the pharmacist to read than handwritten prescriptions. This means there's less chance that you'll get the wrong drug or dose.
- Prescribers will have secure access to your prescription history, so they can be alerted to potential drug interactions, allergies, and other warnings.