📌 Note: PrescribeIT® is currently available only for TELUS CHR users in PEI. It is a beta feature, available to PEI prescribers in order to test and provide feedback. It will be more widely available once the beta period is complete.

Canada Health Infoway is working with Health Canada along with provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders like TELUS Health to create, operate and maintain a financially self-sustaining, e-prescribing service, known as PrescribeIT®.

This will be a single service that can be scaled for use across the country, enabling prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice. The service will provide safer and more effective medication management by connecting community-based prescribers (such as physicians and nurse practitioners) through their existing electronic medical records (EMR), to community retail pharmacies to enable the electronic transmission of prescriptions.

PrescribeIT® is a no cost service that will reduce the use of paper prescriptions, enhance patient safety, reduce fraud, improve continuity of care, optimize jurisdictional drug information system investments, and facilitate better health outcomes for Canadians.

What is e-prescribing?

E-prescribing is the secure electronic creation and transmission of a prescription between an authorized prescriber and a patient’s pharmacy of choice, using your TELUS Collaborative Health Record (CHR) and pharmacy management software. An e-prescription is securely delivered to the pharmacy and does not need to be printed. E-prescribing does not include prescriptions that are digitally generated but then printed by physicians to be manually delivered to pharmacists by patients.

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Updated July 29, 2022

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