The PEER PORTAL

Provider e-Prescribing Experience Reporting

The PEER PORTAL

E-prescribing is on the rise as more providers are tapping into this new technology to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of the prescribing process and take advantage of government incentives. We hear from pharmacists about noticeable errors and challenges they face with e-prescriptions. In fact, recent studies have shown that new e-prescriptions are twice as likely to require a pharmacist's intervention as new written prescriptions.

In response to this growing concern, the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS) is re-introducing the Pharmacy and Provider e-Prescribing Experience Reporting (PEER) Portal. The PEER Portal uses an enhanced, streamlined web-based questionnaire that enables pharmacies to easily enter information about e-prescribing challenges and experiences and provide their critical feedback and expertise to improving the e-prescribing process.

Thanks to a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation data collected from this 3-minute feedback from pharmacy professionals across the country will be aggregated and analyzed to provide impetus for lasting improvements in training, certification standards and technology.