From within TotalMD, prescriptions can be written and printed to be given to the patient to take to the pharmacy.
By going to Activities>Create New Prescription:
You will reach the Prescription Entry screen:
In this screen you will first choose the correct date, the current date will auto-populate for you and the patient for which the prescription is intended.
There are no templat
The next step is to create your Prescription Template, unless you have already created one for this drug. There are no templates auto-loaded into the system. By right-clicking into the Prescription Template box, you will receive a drop down that will allow you to create New Rx Template:
The first step is to give the Template a name and put in the name of the drug and drug type:
You will then fill in the Dispense area with the amount to be dispensed, the number of refills and check the box if Generic Substitution is allowed:
The final part of the Template is the Rx Instructions and the Patient Instructions:
Now Save Changes to the left:
You can now choose your new prescription entry:
You will now see the prescription, including the expiration date and the provider name:
You now have several choices to the left:
You will first want to save Changes. Then, by Creating a Task, you can assign this prescription to some one else in the office, if you are not the provider and the provider can sign it, or you can assign it to another person to follow up on, or whatever action needs to be taken on the item:
If you are doing multiple Prescriptions for this patient, you can click Save and New and it will bring up a blank prescription for you to continue to create prescriptions. You can then go to the Print Prescription Sheet to the left to print your prescription(s):
You will then get a prompt for the type of prescription you wish to print:
When you choose your prescription type, you will then see a parameters box to choose which prescriptions you wish to print:
Once you hit Print, you will see a Preview of what has been created:
You can then Print to the upper left-hand corner of the screen:
When the prescription has been printed, the provider can sign it and give it to the patient to take to their pharmacy.
When clicking into prescriptions the next time for this patient, you will see the previously prescribed medications:
If you have questions regarding this functionality of TotalMD, please contact our support or training departments at 800-613-7597 Option 2 for Support or Option 3 for Training. If you would like a printable copy of this article, please contact Training at Option 3.