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Don’t Wait for a Mandate

3 Reasons That Make ePrescribing a Best Practice Now

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The SUPPORT Act provisions for electronic prescribing of controlled substances are planned for enforcement in January 2022.

3 Reasons You Should Get Ready Now!

Why is ePrescribing Needed

Medical complexity for senior patients is high, requiring more medications and interventions.

  • 6

    Average number of medications taken by skilled nursing residents

  • 16-27%

    Nursing home residents affected by medication errors

  • 200,000

    U.S. deaths from preventable medical mistakes and infections

Benefits of ePrescribing

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Improved Patient Safety

ePrescribing reduces transcription and communication errors, and checks for drug interactions.

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*In states that have enacted ePrescribing laws, errors rates dropped in the first year of implementation.

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Greater Efficiency

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Time Savings: 43.5 hours per month

* Estimate assumes an average time savings of 5 minutes per prescription, using an average census of 87 and monthly prescriptions of 6 per resident.

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No need for special prescription pads, faxes, follow-up phone calls

 

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Provides automated, standardized, and consistent ordering

 

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Compliance with State & Federal Mandates

EPCS Verification of Identity

Verification of identity and authority to dispense

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Accurate and validated workflows support audit tracking

PointClickCare’s ePrescribing solutions