If providers in your clinic often prescribe a certain medication with similar instructions, instead of each provider saving the prescription in their own list of favourite medications, you can create clinic-wide frequent medications. These medications are available to all providers and work similar to personal favourites. When a provider creates a prescription and searches for a medication to prescribe, any matching clinic-wide frequent medications display at the top of the search results with a star icon along with personal favourites marked with a heart icon, and are followed by matches from the Vigilance Santé drug database.

📌 Note: If you do not want to see the clinic-wide frequent medications appear at the top of your search results (marked with a star icon), and only want to see your personal favourites (marked with a heart icon), you can remove the clinic-wide frequents from the list of medications. From the Prescription setting, select Exclude Formulary medications from the medications search results.

During your initial implementation of the CHR, TELUS Health optionally provides a list of approximately 500 frequent medications prescribed by general practitioners. If you chose to have this list added to your CHR, the medications are in the Formulary settings as clinic-wide frequents. You can edit or delete any of the frequent medications that TELUS Health provided (see step 6, below).

Only users who have permission for Formulary Updates can manage clinic-wide frequent medications.

Steps

1. From the main menu, click Settings > Formulary.

2. Click Add Medication to create a new clinic-wide frequent medication.

3. In the window that appears, complete the prescription as you normally would. See Creating prescriptions for more information.

4. Click Save when you are finished.

5. The new frequent medication appears in the Formulary list and is available to all providers to prescribe. (See Creating prescriptions for more information).

6. To edit or delete a clinic-wide frequent medication, in the Formulary list:

  • Click the name of the frequent prescription to open it and make any necessary changes. Click Save when you are finished.

  • Click the trash can icon to delete a clinic-wide frequent prescription.

Updated August 29, 2022

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