The president of the government of the Rioja, Fred Sanz, has announced that the implantation of electronic prescription “ will become a reality throughout the community before the end of this year. ”
The main difference with the traditional system is that the patient will no longer be the recipe on paper, but after his visit to the doctor, will address the pharmacy and by moving the band of your health card, the pharmacist you see on the computer medication prescribed and give it following the guidelines established by the doctor.
In this way, avoiding trips to health centres and there is greater certainty to be minimised dispensing errors incomprehensible derivatives or difficulty interpreted recipes printed. Furthermore, once the service project of the ministry of An Electronic Prescription of the national health system, patients may collect their medications in pharmacies in other communities.
For the administration benefits will also be evident because it will improve productivity both of medical and pharmacy inspection (increase the time to care for patients because it reduces the dedicated to fill prescriptions); and save costs (were around nearly 6 million prescriptions on paper per year).
The project is led by the Scottish health and social services, with the participation of counseling of public administration and finance through the General direction of TICs, and in collaboration with the ministry of health, Social Services and equality and offices and the college Pharmacy official Pharmacists.