The Fax Machine, can it be replaced?
I’ve seen a lot of times in the pharmacy we have to print the prescription, write a note or description of a problem or question the patient or pharmacist has, and then fax it to the physician’s office to get a signature.
For example, signing for a refill. I find this to be very inefficient and a waste of time, especially when patients forget to visit the doctor and to get a new prescription.
Patients don’t like to wait, whether they’re waiting for a prescription to be filled, waiting their turn at the doctor’s office, or even worse, have to visit the doctor to get a prescription.