The e-prescribing functionality will allow prescribers to easily create new prescriptions, initiate renewal of existing prescriptions, as well as cancel prescription requests. MEDITECH and Canada Health Infoway are working with Humber River Hospital (Toronto, ON), to deploy e-prescribing and are forecast to go live this fall.
“Physicians want the benefits of e-prescribing,” said Dr. Zaki Ahmed, Chief of Staff, Humber River Hospital. “By eliminating the need for faxes and phone calls to pharmacists, they will see significant time savings. This will also help us to improve safety by reducing transcription errors and cutting the potential for prescription fraud. Patients will also save time as there will no longer be a need to drop off prescriptions. Instead, they will be filled and ready for pick up when they arrive at the pharmacy.”
MEDITECH and Canada Health Infoway plan to roll out additional sites in early 2024. Canada Health Infoway, a government funded, not-for-profit organization, is working with Health Canada, the provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders to create, operate and maintain PrescribeIT®.
“This is a transformational project that involves working with many different organizations toward the shared goal of improving health care in Canada,” said Infoway’s Executive Vice President Jamie Bruce. “We are pleased to have MEDITECH join this group to provide its customers with e-prescribing, as well as the time and safety benefits it offers.”
MEDITECH Director Canadian Market Product Strategy Bob Molloy agrees that this partnership represents a big step forward for Canadian interoperability initiatives.
“We are very excited to join Canada Health Infoway’s national service as well as working together with Humber River Hospital to implement this new solution,” he said. “The difference that e-prescribing can make for patients, their care providers, and healthcare organizations, cannot be overestimated.”
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At Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) we believe a more connected and collaborative system is a healthier system, and we work with governments, health care organizations, clinicians and patients to make health care more digital. We’re working to ensure that everyone is able to access their personal health information, book appointments, get prescriptions, view lab test results and access other health services, online. We’re working with our partners to transform the health system because we know that digital in health can be as transformative as digital has been in other aspects of our lives. We’re an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Visit us online at www.infoway-inforoute.ca.
Canada Health Infoway is working with Health Canada, the provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders to develop, operate and maintain the national e-prescribing service known as PrescribeIT®. PrescribeIT® will serve all Canadians, pharmacies and prescribers and provide safer and more effective medication management by enabling prescribers to transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber’s electronic medical record (EMR) and the pharmacy management system (PMS) of a patient’s pharmacy of choice. PrescribeIT® will protect Canadians’ personal health information from being sold or used for commercial activities. Visit www.PrescribeIT.ca.
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