Doc2Us – The First in Malaysia to launch Digital Signature Enhanced E-Prescription
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Prescriptions are given to patients needing certain type of drugs before being dispensed by a pharmacist. Historically, prescriptions were paper-based, hand-written and signed by a registered medical practitioner but this has become increasingly irrelevant as we embrace the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0). If we are out of town, the process of getting a hand-written chit from our familiar medical practitioners is too cumbersome and time consuming. Doc2Us saw this as an important pain-point to many and hence developed electronic prescription.
Electronic prescription or in short “e-rx” is defined as the process of electronically generating and sending a prescription order, allowing medical practitioners to send prescriptions to a pharmacy from any point of care.
A prescription is an important legal document. The management of prescriptions are regulated by law to ensure that drugs are dispensed against one prescription. Both prescriber and dispenser will have to ensure that there are no duplications of any prescriptions as this will severely affect patient safety.
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Why Digital Signature?
As patient safety is Doc2Us top priority, they enhance their e-rx with Digital Signature, thereby ensuring prescriptions that are generated is highly secure, safe, authentic and valid manner. Doc2Us Digital Signature enhanced e-rx fully complies with the Malaysia Digital Signature Act 1997.
The use of both recognized electronic prescriptions with digital signature can fulfill the requirements of confidentiality, identity authentication, non-repudiation, and integrity of information.
At the prescriber level, a medical practitioner can easily select the type of medications needed to be given to a patient. When taking repeat supplies, the doctor can easily generate an e-rx with just a few clicks, hence reducing prescription errors significantly. At the pharmacist level, dispensing error is now reduced significantly as illegible hand-written prescriptions are no longer relevant.
Doc2Us has partnered with one of the four registered Digital Signature providers in Malaysia and is the first telemedicine platform that provides highly secured, digitally signed electronic prescription.
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