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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

Revised and updated on May 15, 2023

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. Online prescription data however eliminates the need for patients to manually make a list. Instead, they simply print a list from your portal and take it to the doctor. 

Prescription Education

Patients should see more than just their prescription claim details 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. This gives patients reliable information about their drugs and empowers them to have more meaningful discussions with their doctor.

Analytical Prescription Reports

Prescription spending is a key cost driver to consider when managing healthcare costs. By organizing prescription data into online reports, Payers and Employers will better understand healthcare spending for certain drugs and also prescription savings. This makes prescription data meaningful and actionable for reducing health plan costs.

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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