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News: PharmaChoice Canada to offer PrescribeIT® to its pharmacies

Canada Health Infoway / PharmaChoice (CNW Group/PharmaChoice)

PharmaChoice Canada has announced an agreement with Canada Health Infoway to offer PrescribeIT®Canada’s national e-prescribing service, to its network of independent retail pharmacies.

Founded in 1999, PharmaChoice Canada has more than 900 independently owned pharmacies representing both the PharmaChoice and RxHealthMed banners across the country. 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.

“PrescribeIT® enhances pharmacy workflows by streamlining clinical communication between prescribers and pharmacists allowing pharmacist to dispense with confidence” said Jamie Bruce, Executive Vice President, Canada Health Infoway.

The four-year agreement, signed with Infoway on April 30, 2020, covers more than 900 independently owned pharmacies across the PharmaChoice and RxHealthMed banners of PharmaChoice Canada.

“At PharmaChoice Canada, our independent pharmacies serve their communities by playing an active role within their patients’ health care team and in the midst of this global pandemic continue to manage the safety of those patients and the pharmacy teams that care for them” said Kamran Nisar, Director, Pharmacy Services, PharmaChoice Canada, in a new release.  “PrescribeIT® seamlessly integrates our pharmacy management systems and streamlines communication with our patients’ physicians.  With PrescribeIT® prescriptions are electronically transmitted to a patient’s pharmacy of choice which allows for facilitation of patient safety and continuity of care.”