MEDITECH and PrescribeIT® to Enable Electronic Prescribing in Expanse EHR Within Canada

CANTON, Mass. ~ MEDITECH and Canada Health Infoway have announced an agreement to connect with PrescribeIT®, a national e-prescribing service, in April 2023. This will enable prescribers in Canada to electronically transmit prescriptions directly from the Expanse EHR to the patient's pharmacy of choice.

Humber River Hospital (Toronto, ON) is the first site to deploy e-prescribing and is forecast to go LIVE this fall. According to Dr. Zaki Ahmed, Chief of Staff at Humber River Hospital, "Physicians want the benefits of e-prescribing. By eliminating the need for faxes and phone calls to pharmacists, they will see significant time savings. This will also help us to improve safety by reducing transcription errors and cutting the potential for prescription fraud. Patients will also save time as there will no longer be a need to drop off prescriptions. Instead, they will be filled and ready for pick up when they arrive at the pharmacy."

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Canada Health Infoway is a government funded, not-for-profit organization working with Health Canada, provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders to create, operate, and maintain PrescribeIT®. Jamie Bruce, Executive Vice President of Infoway said "This is a transformational project that involves working with many different organizations toward the shared goal of improving healthcare in Canada. We are pleased to have MEDITECH join this group to provide its customers with e-prescribing, as well as the time and safety benefits it offers."

Bob Molloy, Director of Canadian Market and Product Strategy at MEDITECH added "We are very excited to join Canada Health Infoway's national service and work together with Humber River Hospital to implement this new solution. The difference that e-prescribing can make for patients, their care providers, and healthcare organizations cannot be overestimated."

MEDITECH plans on rolling out additional sites in early 2024. With this partnership between MEDITECH and Canada Health Infoway comes great potential for improved healthcare in Canada through increased efficiency from e-prescribing services.
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