MacPractice Enhances eRx Electronic Prescribing Option for Mac and iPad | Healthcare and Technology news |

MacPractice, the leader in the development of best-in-class practice management and clinical software for Macs, iPads and iPhones and associated services for physicians, dentists, chiropractors and eye care professionals, today announced enhancements to eRx, an ePrescribing option currently within MacPractice. eRx allows MacPractice users to securely prescribe all substances within the same efficient workflow on either a Mac with MacPractice MD, DDS, DC or 20/20 or using an iPad with MacPractice iEHR, utilizing robust patient safety features for drug reviews and managed care checks. eRx satisfies the certification requirement for New York State providers who all must ePrescribe by March 27, 2015.

“The development of eRx is truly a testament to strong communication with our customers, and our commitment to the delivery of solutions that fill all of their specific needs,” said Mark Hollis, MacPractice co-founder and CEO. “We are proud to launch solution options that demonstrate such a high level of performance.”

With eRx, MacPractice now supports electronic prescribing and controlled substance prescribing in conjunction with NewCrop. The eRx interface is tightly integrated within MacPractice and NewCrop, allowing users to safely and securely write prescriptions and transmit them to pharmacies directly from within MacPractice. Not only does this eliminate redundant data entry to create a prescription, it also reduces future work by mobilizing a prescription history in the patient’s clinical record for use in several other MacPractice Abilities and products.

MacPractice iEHR for iPad facilitates mobile electronic prescribing, allowing providers to prescribe during the patient encounter directly within the same clinical documentation form. Providers can view a history of all patient prescriptions sent from any device with a MacPractice product (iPad or desktop), with the same secure NewCrop interface integration and ePrescribe features found in MacPractice for desktop.

Beyond basic electronic prescription transmission, eRx also offers an all-doctor drug history with managed care connectivity, drug information and interaction reviews, managed care formularies, automated drug/allergy checks, patient education literature in 18 languages, and drug history reporting. Additional features include renewal requests, formulary checking, common drug and pharmacy lists, and drug sets.

eRx has achieved Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) certification, allowing users to prescribe Schedule II-V controlled substances electronically, and transmit scheduled drugs through NewCrop. Pharmacies that accept controlled substance electronic prescriptions (more than 40% of pharmacies in 49 U.S. States and the District of Columbia) are highlighted in the commonly used pharmacy list.  Controlled substances are securely identity-verified, and each transmission is assigned a PIN through Verizon Universal Identity Services, an identity-proofing method that ensures each prescription sent meets federal regulations.