Opening the ExamWRITER ePrescribing Interface

  1. Open a patient’s exam record in ExamWRITER.
  2. Open the patient's demographic record and ensure that the following information is recorded. For more information, go to Modifying & Viewing Patient Demographic Information.
    • Last Name
    • First Name
    • ZIP Code
    • Cell Phone No (This information enables providers to send the patient text notifications when prescriptions are sent to pharmacies.)
    • E-Mail Address
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Provider
    • Race
    • Ethnicity
  3. Open the Social History window and ensure that the patient's smoking status is recorded. For more information, go to To record social history.
  4. Open the Vital Signs window and ensure that the patient's height and weight are recorded. For more information, go to Recording & Modifying Vital Signs .
  5. Follow these instructions to ensure that the patient’s medication allergy and medication history information is recorded in the exam record:
    1. On the ExamWRITER chart window, click the Patient Hx - ROS tab.
    2. Click the Patient History bar.
    3. Select Medications - Systemic/Ocular/Allergies [MU].
    4. Click Process.
    5. In the table at the top of the window, double-click the medication name to add it to the table at the bottom of the window if necessary.
    6. To record a medication as discontinued:
      1. Select the medication in the table at the bottom of the window.
      2. Click Discontinue medication.
      3. Select a date from the Discontinue Date calendar.
      4. Click Save.
    7. To denote if the patient is allergic to a medication:
      1. Select the Allergy check box next to the medication in the table at the bottom of the window.
      2. Click in the blank text box in the Reaction window.
      3. Select as many reactions as necessary.
      4. Select an onset date from the Onset calendar.
      5. Click OK.
    8. Click Save/Exit.

    The ExamWRITER ePrescribing interface automatically checks for drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions.

  6. Perform one of the following actions to open the Medication Order window:
    • Click the Surgery - Plan - Mgmt tab on the ExamWRITER chart window, click the Plan bar, select the Medication Rx check box, and click Process.
    • Press the F6 key anytime during an exam to record a patient’s prescription medication.

    Do not record the medication order in the ExamWRITER Medication Order window. You must record the medication order in the ExamWRITER ePrescribing interface to electronically submit the medical prescription.

  7. Click the eRX icon to open the ExamWRITER ePrescribing interface.

    If you are not logged into ExamWRITER as a physician, ensure that the correct user is selected from the User ID drop-down menu, enter the password associated with the user ID in the Password field if necessary, and click Login. You must be a registered ExamWRITER ePrescribing interface user to log in to the interface.

    The practice, provider, patient demographic, medication allergy, medication history information, and problem list are sent from ExamWRITER and populated in the ExamWRITER ePrescribing interface.