📌 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.

Offered by Canada Health Infoway, PrescribeIT® is a no cost, powerful, national e-prescribing service that helps make medication management safer, and allows direct communication between prescribers and pharmacists.

PrescribeIT® enables prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice. The service provides 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® reduces the use of paper prescriptions, enhances patient safety, reduces fraud, improves continuity of care, optimizes jurisdictional drug information system investments, and facilitates better health outcomes for Canadians. Unlike faxed prescriptions, transmission of an e-prescription is secure and there is no risk of transcription errors on entry into pharmacy management systems.

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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