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Online Prescription Data: Making it Useful

Posted on by Jenny Wan
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Online Prescription Data: Making it Useful

Prescription data can be integrated into a portal and displayed online, but it shouldn’t just be for display only. There are many ways to harness prescription information in a way that’s useful for coordinating care and controlling healthcare spending. Outlined below are three of our favorites.

Printable Prescription History

Many of us share the dread of preparing for a doctor’s visit and making a list of prescription drugs we’re using. We know the frustration of hunting down all the prescriptions we use (if we can find them) and writing a list of the drug names, dosage amounts, and number of refills left. Making this data available online alleviates these challenges because rather than manually making out a list, patients can simply print a list from your portal and take it to the doctor. Or even better, they can access that list from their mobile phone and show that at the doctor.

Prescription Education

When patients look at their prescription claims online, they should also know about the drug’s side effects, impact on other prescriptions they’re taking, and questions they should ask their doctor. The web portal ties the diagnosis code from prescription claims to the Healthwise patient education knowledgebase, allowing the patient to understand more about their prescription. By using the integrated prescription education tools, patients can get reliable information about their drugs and have more meaningful discussions with their doctor.

Analytical Prescription Reports

When Payers and Employers are trying to reduce healthcare costs, prescription spending is a key cost driver to consider. By organizing prescription data into online reports, Payers and Employers can better understand healthcare spending for certain drugs, spending for generic vs. name brand prescriptions, or even prescription savings that have been achieved. This turns prescription data into meaningful and actionable information that can be used to improve healthcare plan management.

In today’s healthcare environment, there is a growing need for making healthcare data more meaningful to those accessing it. By implementing these types of tools with your prescription data, your company will be on its way to turning your data into something that is meaningful and useful for your stakeholders.

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