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News: OnPharm-United enters agreement with Canada Health Infoway to offer PrescribeIT to its network of retail pharmacies

PrescribeIT® (CNW Group/OnPharm-United)

 OnPharm-United has entered into an agreement with Canada Health Infoway, to offer PrescribeIT®Canada’s national e-prescribing service, to its network of pharmacy owners.

PrescribeIT® is a national e-prescribing service developed by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), which enables prescribers to safely and conveniently transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber’s electronic medical record (EMR) and the pharmacy management system (PMS) of a patient’s pharmacy of choice.

“We are very pleased that OnPharm-United has signed on with PrescribeIT®,” said Jamie Bruce, Executive Vice President, Canada Health Infoway, in a news release.  “PrescribeIT® will enable OnPharm-United’s pharmacies to eliminate faxed prescriptions and improve communication with prescribers.”

PrescribeIT® will be made available to more than 600 pharmacies within the OnPharm-United network over the next four years.

“We are very excited to offer PrescribeIT® to our growing network of pharmacies,” said Sherif Guorgui, co-CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, OnPharm-United, in a release. “PrescribeIT® improves dispensing efficiency by eliminating the need to transcribe a prescription into the pharmacy management system.

Front-line pharmacists are facing incremental demands on their time and resources. PrescribeIT® enables pharmacies to receive prescriptions directly into the pharmacy management system and allows pharmacists to electronically request prescription renewals from the physician, providing pharmacies more time for patient care.

“As we all continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the safety of the public and health care providers is a top priority for everyone” said Guorgui.  “I trust that if PrescribeIT® were rolled out in more pharmacies and medical clinics across Canada, particularly during this public health crisis, it would help to further reduce unnecessary in-person interactions and would certainly be a better option than sending and receiving prescriptions over unsecured email.”