Rx / Prescription Alert

Users can set interaction alerts when prescribing medication.

In the Rx / Prescriptions List, add a Problem, Medication, or Allergy to the Alerts field.

Open Dental drug interaction alerts occur when you write new paper Rx / Prescription using a template that has interaction alerts set up. Interaction alerts can be based on a medication, allergy, and/or problem. They are always enabled and you cannot turn them off. Set the behavior of alerts by adding or removing alert rules in a prescription template.

Set Up Alert Rules

Alert rules are created in a prescription template. To ensure alerts work correctly, make sure the Problem List, Medications List, and Allergy List do not contain duplicates.

  1. In the Prescription List, double-click a prescription or add a new one.
  2. Click an alert type to add:
    • Add Problem
    • Add Medication
    • Add Allergy
  3. Double-click a row to add it to the Alert.

Double-click on an alert to customize it.

Trigger an Alert

When alerts are set up for a prescription, and the patient has the alert type (e.g., medication, allergy, problem) entered in their Chart, the alert will display when the prescription is created.

EHR Users

In EHR Measure Reports, paper prescriptions for permissible drugs count towards the denominator, but not towards the numerator. Thus, only rely on paper prescriptions and its drug interaction checks if you qualify for the e-prescribing exclusion (write less than 100 prescriptions).