A qualified system to prescribe electronically

Spectra eRx brochure   Surescripts

More than three billion prescriptions are written per year, making it one of the largest and most tedious paper-based processes in United States. Surprisingly, it is one of the most inefficient tasks where clinical staff spends hours each week pulling charts and verifying information.

Spectra eRx helps physicians increase patient safety, reduce pharmacy callbacks, and improve office efficiency. Spectra eRx helps a provider quickly prescribe medication from a national drug database. Physicians can set up favorite medication lists with a single click for easy access to the most common prescriptions they may prescribe. Spectra eRx prescriptions can be electronically mailed or sent via fax to the pharmacy directly from the point-of-care. Spectra eRx prescriptions can be printed at the request of the patient.

The eRx module of Spectra Suite is available as both integrated with suite as well as stand-alone product. So, free your practice and clinical staff from the nightmare of paper-based prescriptions with Spectra eRx.

Most common issues that a paper-based prescription has

  • Getting an updated list of medications from drug vendors/ pharmacies
  • Communication problems due to illegible handwriting, unclear dose designations and abbreviations
  • Pharmacy call backs to ensure proper refill requests
  • Pharmacy call backs to ensure for correct drug
  • Drug usage handouts to patients
  • Adverse reaction events due to drug-drug interaction

Why SpectraEMR is different?

  • Spectra eRx meets the criteria of "Qualified eRx" which would facilitate the providers to get the Medicare incentives
  • Spectra eRx allows the user to use NewCrop which is SureScripts Mini Certified, reference integration which can be used as standalone product or an integrated product in the Spectra Product Suite
  • Spectra eRx software offers ability to electronically send an accurate, error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point-of-care; an important element in improving the quality of patient care
  • Spectra eRx streamlines the entire prescription writing process to make it simple, fast and effective at point-of-care

Spectra eRx Features

  • Role-based prescription security
  • Writes electronic prescriptions accurately from tablet pc or desktop computers
  • Create and manage provider's favorite drug list
  • Supports custom prescription
  • Real-time alerts for drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions
  • Ability to navigate to current, past, allergy interactions
  • Generates patient education sheet
  • Print/ fax prescriptions from patient records directly to the pharmacy
  • Print the prescription as per the state defined standards
  • Easy refills management
  • Ability to document current medication list
  • Integration with formulary compliance

Medicare Incentive

Beginning from 1st Jan' 2009, providers who use a qualified system to e-prescribe can receive a higher level of reimbursement under Medicare in the form of a 2% reimbursement bonus in 2009 and 2010. That reimbursement bonus will drop to 1% in 2011 and 2012 and to .5% in 2013.

Also, eligible providers who do not e-prescribe will see a penalty of 1% in their reimbursement starting in 2012. The penalty increases to 1.5% in 2013 and to 2% in 2014, and beyond.