Avaros' prescription module allows you to manage a patient's prescription medications, preferred pharmacy, and review any potential drug interactions when prescribing.
A general overview of prescribing in Avaros is presented in the video below.
To view a patient's prescription history, scroll down on the Prescription page to the "Patient Drug Profile" section. Here, you can filter by all, current, active, and more:
To search for a medication to prescribe, enter the medication name in the search bar at the top.
Matching results will be listed and clicking a result will open the Prescription properties. Here, you can enter instructions, quantity and repeats, and mark it as a Long-Term medication if needed:
If there are any drug interactions known, a pop-up window will appear listing which medications could interact.
You can continue to add medications to your prescription by searching for additional drugs.
When you are ready to complete your prescription, click the "Save and Print/Fax" button in the top panel.
Here, you can review the details of the prescription, sign off by entering your signature, and then fax by clicking "Fax & Add into EMR", if the patient has a preferred Pharmacy set. (See below for setting Preferred Pharmacies).
If you have already configured your eSignature, you will be prompted to enter your PIN to auto-populate your signature.
Once you are finished, an encounter note will be automatically added listing the prescription information and pharmacy details.
Limited Use Codes (LUCs)
Avaros' medication search allows you to quickly see which medications have an available LUC. Just look for the grey "LUC" icon beside your search results when prescribing.
Drugs with available LUCs will have the code explanations listed below the drug prescription window.
Click on the associated LUC and the code will be added to the Instruction line of your prescription.
Prescriptions can be managed using the Medications module found on the patient's eChart or by clicking on "Rx" on a patient's appointment block.
To prescribe a new medication, click "Medications".
Preferred Pharmacy Settings
In order to fax prescriptions directly to a pharmacy, a preferred pharmacy has to be selected. Preferred pharmacies are patient specific, but once created, can be applied to any patient.
Click the Preferred Pharmacy drop-down to see the Patient's already set Preferred Pharmacies.
To add a Preferred Pharmacy to a patient, click "Manage Prefered Pharmacies" from the drop-down.
Here you can search for a Pharmacy in your address book to add as a Preferred Pharmacy for the patient, or click on "Manage Pharmacy Address Book" to add a Pharmacy to your address book that isn't already there.
Long-Term Medications and Re-Prescriptions
In order for a prescribed medication to remain on the patient's medication list for more than three (3) months, it should be marked as a "Long-Term" medication. You can select this option when creating the initial prescription, or by clicking "L" on a medication in the Patient Drug Profile section.
Long-Term medications can be easily re-prescribed by clicking the "+" icon from the patient's eChart.
Any medication in the Patient Drug Profile can also be re-prescribed by click on the check boxes and selecting "ReRx". This will start the prescription process for all medications that you've selected.