[HEALTH.MIL] E-Prescribing - Coming Soon to a Military Pharmacy Near You!

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  • Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:01:37 -0600

E-Prescribing - Coming Soon to a Military Pharmacy Near You!

1/8/2015By:  <http://www.health.mil/News/Authors/TRICAREdotMil-Staff>
TRICARE.mil Staff

The Military Health System has deployed electronic prescribing in military
pharmacies across its system of clinics and hospitals in the United States (and
in Guam and Puerto Rico). This capability will allow civilian providers to send
prescriptions electronically to military pharmacies, reducing the need for
handwritten prescriptions. 

"E-prescribing is a great new service at military pharmacies," said Dr. George
Jones, chief of the Defense Health Agency Pharmacy Operation Division.
"E-prescribing makes military pharmacies a more attractive and convenient option
for doctors and patients, and it aligns the Military Health System with current
best pharmacy practices." 

E-prescribing is a safe and efficient option already adopted by most civilian
pharmacies and providers. It can help reduce prescription errors and has the
potential to decrease wait times at military pharmacies. When a prescription
comes into a pharmacy electronically, it allows the pharmacist to resolve issues
before the patient arrives. 

Beneficiaries can ask their doctor to look for their local military pharmacies
in the e-prescribing database/networks. Military hospitals and clinics will not
be able to accept electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.
Beneficiaries will still need a hand written prescription for these medications.

To learn more about TRICARE's pharmacy benefits, visit the
<http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy> TRICARE website at

Related Topics: 

ess-to-Healthcare/TRICARE-Health-Plan> TRICARE Health Program, 

ess-to-Healthcare/Military-Hospitals-and-Clinics> Military Hospitals and Clinics



Source:   Health.mil News Release at




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