E-Prescribing for Mental Health

Facilitating electronic prescription transmittals

IMS' e-Prescribing (eRx) module allows mental health professionals to easily generate accurate prescriptions which can be faxed, printed to paper or transmitted electronically to an eRx-participating pharmacy. E-Prescribing has been shown to:

  • Reduce prescription errors and mistakes caused by illegible handwriting
  • Increase medication adherence
  • Improve the efficiency of the prescribing process
  • Streamline the refill request and authorization process

Mental health providers who use e-prescribing also benefit from having quick and easy access to a list of their patients' allergies and current medications, which allows providers to take full advantage of an eRx feature that warns of potential drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions.

Mental health specialists using IMS' EMR-integrated e-prescribing module can also benefit from increased efficiency. The module allows providers to create templates for commonly-prescribed medications; prescribe multiple prescriptions simultaneouslyl and reply to medication refill requests from different patients all from one single screen in their EHR.