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Benefits of e-Prescribing

Four million prescriptions have been lost or damaged by Canadians.
This comes at a cost.

874,000 prescriptions were ripped or torn

874,000 prescriptions were ripped or torn

88,000 prescriptions were eaten by dogs

88,000 prescriptions were eaten by dogs

140,000 prescriptions were claimed by puddles

140,000 prescriptions were claimed by puddles

415,000 took a spin in a washing machine

415,000 took a spin in a washing machine

The Cost of Lost Prescriptions

700,000 Canadians decided to go without a prescription

700,000 Canadians decided to go without a prescription
??? Canadians returned to their doctor for a new prescription

Nearly 1.7 million Canadians returned to their doctor for a new prescription

Medication non-adherence can lead to adverse events. It also increases costs to the health care system. According to a World Health Organization report, medication non-adherence accounts for five per cent of Canadian hospital admissions and five per cent of physician visits, resulting in an additional $4 billion in health care costs annually.

Returning to the doctor’s office for a refill is also costly — to the tune of $35 million in lost productivity, travel and other costs.

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Benefits of e-Prescribing

  • Fewer medication-related errors
  • Less risk of losing prescriptions
  • Lower risk of privacy breaches due to fax transmissions issues
  • Improved understanding of prescribing in Canada through health care analytics to deliver better health outcomes for all Canadians
  • Patients pharmacy of choice assured
  • Less prescription fraud and less potential for abuse of prescriptions

The PrescribeIT™ Advantage

PrescribeIT™ is the only national, not-for-profit e-prescribing service that enhances medication safety and protects patient privacy.

  • Seamlessly integrates with existing electronic medical records (EMR) and pharmacy management systems (PMS)
  • Integrates with jurisdictional assets such as drug information systems (DIS), drug formularies and registries
  • Was developed with input from community prescribers, pharmacies, provincial and territorial governments and regulators
  • Is committed to protecting an influence free dispensing and prescribing environment
  • Safeguards prescription data from commercial use
  • Was developed using non-repayable funding grants from Health Canada to offset the setup costs of the service