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Set Up or Edit Prescription Preferences

The Prescription Preferences page allows you to set up alerts, security measures, and override parameters for drug and allergy interactions. 

 

Navigate to Prescription Preferences

  1. Hover over the User icon in the top right of your screen and click Practice Settings to open the Practice Settings page.
  2. Click on Clinical and then click Prescription Preferences in the left menu. The Prescription Preferences page opens.
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Set Up or Edit Prescription Preferences

Select the prescription preferences for your practice:

  1. Drug-to-Drug Interaction:  A Drug-to-Drug Interaction alert message appears when a prescribed drug has the potential to cause significant interactions with other drugs in the patient's active medications list. 
  • "Allow prescribers to override Drug-to-Drug Interaction alerts without providing an override reason." This permits prescribers to override the alert and proceed with the prescription​ without selecting an override reason.
  • "Allow prescribers to provide only one override reason for multiple Drug-to-Drug Interaction alerts."This feature enables prescribers to apply selected override reason(s) to all other Drug-to-Drug Interactions in a patient case. 
  • "Security level for Drug-to-Drug Interaction alerts" permits prescribers to specify the level at which alerts will appear.
    • ​​Major Drug Interaction: The effects may result in death, hospitalization, permanent injury, or therapeutic failure.
    • Moderate Drug Interaction: Medical intervention is needed to treat effects; effects do not meet criteria for Major.
    • Minor Drug Interaction: The effects would be considered tolerable in most cases - no need for medical intervention.
  1. Allergy Interaction: A Drug-Allergy interaction alert message appears when a prescribed drug has the potential to trigger an allergic reaction.
  • "Display Drug Allergy interaction alerts for allergies with an unknown severity." Check this box to display Drug-Allergy interaction alerts with an "Unknown" severity level.
  • "Allow prescribers to override Drug Allergy interaction alerts without providing an override reason." This permits prescribers to override the alert and proceed with the prescription​ without selecting an override reason.
  • "Allow prescribers to provide only one override reason for multiple Drug Allergy interaction alerts." This permits prescribers to apply selected override reason(s) to all other Drug-Allergy Interactions in a patient case.   
  • "Security level for Drug Allergy alerts" enables prescribers to specify the level at which alerts will appear. For example, if Severe is selected, then a moderate or mild allergic reaction will not trigger an alert.
  1. Prescription Printing Adjustments (optional): Set the margins so that prescriptions will print in alignment with your printer.
  • Prescription Printing X Adjust: This is from the top margin. A positive value will shift the data down; a negative value will shift the data up.
  • Prescription Printing Y Adjust: This is from the left margin. A positive value will shift the data to the right; a negative value will shift the data to the left.
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