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.

A prescription does not appear in the patient's prescriptions list until you sign it. You cannot edit or delete signed prescriptions, you can only Cancel, Stop, or resend them.

The options available to sign a prescription vary depending on where you started the prescription from and the workflow you followed.

Prescription started from encounter

If the prescription was started from an encounter, choose one of the following options in the Prescription Dialog:

Option

Description

Save

Save the prescription without signing (i.e. to save the prescription as draft, where you can still make changes).

Sign Prescription

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.

Sign and Download Prescription

Sign and save a PDF copy of the prescription on your computer.

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 the prescription from the PDF view.

Sign and Fax

Sign and send the prescription through eFax.

Cancel

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:

Option

Description

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.

Fax With e-Signature

Fax the prescription including your electronic signature.

Cancel - Invalidate This Prescription

Cancel the prescription. See Cancelling signed prescriptions for more information.

📌 Note: Because the prescription is already signed, it will still appear in the patient's list of Prescriptions, but will show Cancelled.

Updated August 24, 2021

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