Rx-Writer is e-Prescribing for the iPad… elegant & intuitive. Dr. SarahL, “Best iPad Application for Physicians”… “This is the only reason that I love my iPad. It saves me at least 30-60 minutes every day I see patients.” “I am not much of a computer person. I avoid them whenever I can. My son gave me an iPad and suggested I look at Rx-Writer.” Featured as “New & Noteworthy Medical Application” by Apple. Rx-Writer securely faxes patients’ prescriptions directly from your iPad to pharmacies. Rx-Writer reduces your time spent writing, tracking, researching, and renewing prescriptions. Renewing 10-12 prescriptions can take 10-30 minutes when written by hand, pausing to gather relevant prescribing information. With Rx-Writer this task can be accomplished in less than 5 seconds. Rx-Writer is available as a FREE version allowing up to 250 patients, includes 30 complimentary fax pages, and free faxing for 60 days. When is the last time you heard a colleague tell you how much he enjoys e-Prescribing?... or how much time he saves e-Prescribing? Rx-Writer gives you the option of an elegant electronic prescribing system that will NOT cost a fortune in disrupted workflow. Published studies indicate it takes an average of six months for a medical practice to implement electronic medical records and electronic prescribing. Current e-prescribing solutions are typically avoided because they are expensive, inconvenient, distant from the point of care, and disrupt clinical workflow. User feedback is valued. New features are added regularly. Rx-Writer will be “Meaningful Use" compliant. Internet access required for faxing. Features: • Renew all patient’s medications with a single touch • Fax prescriptions from iPad to pharmacies • View medication lists chronologically, alphabetically, and by indication • Know at a glance EVERY medication your patients are taking • Have the entire FDA drug database at your fingertips • Write new prescriptions in seconds
I have updated my rating to 4 stars, because the developer has been very responsive with phone support and set me up with their latest beta-testing version. That solved the constant crashing problems. They have said the latest beta version will soon go live as the next Apple Store version. Overall, this is now a pretty good solution for a solo practitioner like me. I wanted a simple yet effective e-prescribing solution without the hassle and complication of EHR-integrated alternatives that are complex and difficult (read time consuming). RX-Writer now seems to fit the bill. I withheld 1 star because I'd like to see easier, more frequent updates to the pharmacy database, a way to record the pharmacy each RX was faxed to (preferably on the print out of each RX), and more frequent updates to the drug database.
For some time I have battled with being "dumped" from the app effectively making it impossible to use the app. This program is convenient--when it works-- otherwise. It does lack some significant aspects, however. 1. no way to notate allergies 2. The Rx copy sent to the office does not indicate which pharmacy should have received the Rx 3. Many times the fax doesn't go through and the email notification doesn't tell you which fax failed. All in all, a frustrating app with potential but no support.
Somewhat useful app. But, please be very careful to confirm transmissions. I have had several incidents in which patient data was transposed and transmitted to another patient and pharmacy. These events are rare and unpredictable (there are no similarities between patients or their pharmacies). Even the confirmations copies appeared correct, without record of the wrong transmission. IT support seemed helpful at first, but then disappeared. I hate to write a mostly negative review — but you colleagues need to know about this important problem.
We find this app useful every day and our scrips are legible. They do not have a way to allow multiple providers to access same patient database. In my clinic, this would be highly helpful. Also, an interface with my EHR SoapWare would be very helpful and time saving. Thy Re quick to respond to bug reports and very helpful over the phone. I recommend this app highly.
The program works great. I initially had an issue but due to the great support staff, I was able to get up and running. I was impressed with the support team.
The app does what we need it to do. Had a slight issue with it crashing and the support staff worked with us to get the issue resolved.
For the sake if MDs who travel a lot & still need to attend to their patients this app is a God send! As long as this app is ultra secure & unhackable, this is a great app. iPhone apps also have an app that allows regular people to scan real signatures & place them on legitimate legal docs. I wish & hope that this current app has done a thorough risk assessment to limit the exchange of illegal prescription. I've witnessed many people take advantage of how easy it is to forge prescriptions. With signatures easy to forge & any documents easy too gain access to, I am praying that Apple has exlllcontingency plans areready!,
On somewhat frequent occasion I find myself out of the office when a patient have an emergency and have the need to prescribe an MRI, CT Scan, NCV or other study; or some other course of care. The program doesn't give you the ability to write a procedural prescription such as these. It would be nice to add this flexibility to the program. But otherwise, it's a very good program for Rx-ing meds
I use this app on a routine basis. It is easy to use and efficient. My only complaint is that although the account seems to be maintained on line the information does not sync between devices which means I often have to re-enter patient information if I happen to be using my mini rather than my full size iPad. If this got fixed it'd be a 5 star
Makes my job so much easier! Easy to use, and very user friendly.