e-Prescribing Toolsets Available to Help Physicians and Pharmacists
Funding the development, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced their two new toolsets which are now available for physicians and pharmacies. The toolsets will help physicians in small to large practices as well as “safety net” clinics and independent pharmacies support e-prescribing implementation. The toolsets are designed to offer a step-by-step guide for preparing for and launching an e-prescribing system. They include advice on topics ranging from planning the implementation process, launching the system, troubleshooting common problems, and navigating into more advanced practice and pharmacy services.
e-Prescribing is a core measure for Eligible Professionals (EPs) to meet meaningful use in the CMS EHR Incentive programs. EPs must transmit more than 40% of all permissible prescriptions written if they prescribe more than 100 Rxs in the EHR reporting period.
Toolset for E-Prescribing Implementation in Physician Offices
The purpose is designed to provide practices with the knowledge and resources to implement e-prescribing successfully. The toolset consists of 11 chapters that provide guidance on various implementation topics and tools that can facilitate the implementation process. Download the toolset.
Toolset for E-Prescribing Implementation in Independent Pharmacies
This toolset is designed to assist pharmacies in adopting e-prescribing. It consists of seven chapters that provide guidance on various implementation topics and tools that can facilitate the implementation process. Download the toolset.
AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is dedicated to improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. It is 1 of 12 agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Working with the public and private sectors, AHRQ builds the knowledge base for what works—and does not work—in health and health care and translates this knowledge into everyday practice and policy making.AHRQ’s focus areas which each have initiatives are:
- Comparing the effectiveness of treatments.
- Quality improvement and patient safety.
- Health information technology.
- Prevention and care management.
- Health care value.