Similar or Alternative Terms Meaning the Same Thing
Def#1: Electronic prescribing, as defined by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a standards development organization, has two parts:
Part 1: Two way [electronic] communication between physicians and pharmacies involving new prescriptions, refill authorizations, change requests, cancel prescriptions, and prescription fill messages to track patient compliance. Electronic Prescribing is not Faxing or printing paper prescriptions.
Part 2: Potential for information sharing with other health care partners including eligibility/formulary information and medication History
Source: "Ready or Not: Gearing Up for the Expansion of ePrescribing," Pharma Marketing News, Vol. 3, #6; REPRINT #36-01.
Def#2: ePrescribing is the ability of a physician to submit a "clean" prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point of care.