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Safer Medication Practices Safer Medication Practices

Infoway is dedicated to improving safety for all Canadians by modernizing the prescribing process. Infoway is working with Health Canada, the provinces and territories, and health sector stakeholders to implement, operate and maintain PrescribeITTM, Canada’s e-prescribing service.

The service enables prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription from their existing electronic medical record (EMR) to a pharmacy management system (PMS) at the patient’s pharmacy of choice. This eliminates the need for pharmacies to transcribe handwritten and faxed prescriptions, which can introduce errors. In addition, the service reduces the potential for fraud and misuse of prescribed opioids and other non-narcotic controlled drugs. PrescribeITTM can also improve first-fill or primary adherence (the act of filling a new, first-time prescription) for patients.

Infoway also works with industry stakeholders in the Medication Management community, which is dedicated to promoting medication safety practices. The Paper to Electronic MedRec Implementation Toolkit helps organizations transition from paper to eMedRec.

 

e-Prescribing: An Important Part of Medication Safety

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