Once you complete a prescription, you can save it as draft, or sign the prescription and choose a method of generating a copy of the prescription. You can provide a printed or PDF copy to the patient, or fax a copy directly to the pharmacy.
The options available to sign a prescription vary depending on where you started the prescription from and the workflow you followed.
📌 Note: If the option to apply prescription signatures by default is not enabled, you are prompted to electronically sign the prescription or skip using a digital signature (you will have to sign a paper copy of the prescription).
Prescription started from encounter
If the prescription was started from an encounter, choose one of the following options in the Prescription Dialog:
Save the prescription without signing (i.e. to save the prescription as draft, where you can still make changes).
Sign the prescription without printing or faxing. For example, if your front-end staff will fax the prescription for you, or you will print, download, fax or generate a PDF before finishing the encounter.
Sign and Print Prescription
Sign and print a hard copy of the prescription. For more information, see Printing prescriptions.
Sign and Download Prescription
Sign and save a PDF copy of the prescription on your computer. For more information, see Generating a PDF prescription.
Sign and Open PDF
Sign and preview a PDF copy of the signed prescription.
💡 Tip: When you view a prescription as a PDF, you can choose to fax or print the prescription from the PDF view. For more information, see Generating a PDF prescription.
Sign and Fax
Sign and send the prescription through eFax. For more information, see Faxing prescriptions.
To exit without saving or signing the the prescription (i.e. to cancel your work), close the Prescription Dialog.
💡 Tip: After signing a prescription in an encounter, you can also Print, Download, Fax, or Generate PDF from the Prescriptions area of the encounter.
Prescription started from Prescriptions area
If the prescription was started from the Prescriptions area (Start/Open > Prescriptions), you must first sign the prescription before you can generate a copy.
Click Sign, then choose one of the following options:
PDF With e-Signature
Generate and preview a PDF including your electronic signature.
From the PDF preview, you can Download, Print, Email, or Fax the prescription.
PDF No e-Signature
Generate and preview a PDF without your electronic signature.
From the PDF preview, you can Download, Print, Email, or Fax the prescription. However, since there is no signature on the prescription, you should not send the PDF electronically.
Print With e-Signature
Print a hard copy of the prescription including your electronic signature. See Printing prescriptions.
Fax With e-Signature
Fax the prescription including your electronic signature. See Faxing prescriptions.
Cancel - Invalidate This Prescription
Cancel the prescription. See Cancelling signed prescriptions.
📌 Note: Because the prescription is already signed, it will still appear in the patient's list of Prescriptions, but will show Cancelled.
Updated December 30, 2021