e-Rx via SMS & MAIL

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HealthyYou posted this 07 March 2014 - Last edited 28 May 2015

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Submitted by HealthyYou on Fri, 07/03/2014 - 18:40

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Hello,

I have a query regarding e-Rx. Whether e-Rx sent via SMS & Mail will be considered authentic / valid to dispense medicines from Chemist's perspective ?
* If no - why ?
* If yes, what should be the process to get that approval - as Health IT Company?... Do we have to take an approval from FDA, India ?

Request your guidance on this process. Our EHR application is set to send sms / text messages on mobile of Patients & Chemists (selected by the patient). Application also sends soft copy (.pdf format) of Rx to the chemist that can be viewed, download, print & save by log in to the account. This (.pdf) is auto-generated by the system & doesn't have signature of the Doctor on it.

Regards,
Dr. Samir Tapiawala

Founder; M.D.
MediIT Health Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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Supten posted this 08 March 2014 - Last edited 29 May 2015

As of now, there is no

As of now, there is no specific law related to e-prescriptions in India.

These 2 articles may give some idea:
1. http://www.electroniccourts.in/blog/?p=286(link is external)

2. http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=70471&sid=1(link is external)

Once the proposed National Health Information Authority (NHIA) is in place, eHealth transition is likely to become smoother.

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HealthyYou posted this 08 March 2014 - Last edited 29 May 2015

Dear Dr. Supten,

Dear Dr. Supten,

I've gone through both articles. As far as 1st article (electroniccourts.in) is concerned, HealthyYou is not supporting online sale of any medicines.

2nd article is quite useful & talks about the mindset of IMA. I'm really happy to read that article. There's a "catch" though in the same. Rx in the form of SMS is a big '?'. I personally believe that SMS is the most convenient way of receiving Rx & accessing whenever required (for Patient). Question is : whether Chemist should receive in the form of SMS ? If No, whether Rx (SMS) received by the patient will be considered as valid Rx?

We have internal messaging (E-Mail kind of) system in our application & Rx is sent through the same by Doctor to the chemist. Chemist has to log in to the application to read these mails. These messaging / mail system is our own & not an open one like GMail, Yahoo Mail etc...

We need to wait for the policies / laws ... Let's cross our fingers for the same!

Regards,
Samir

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HealthyYou posted this 08 March 2014 - Last edited 29 May 2015

Thanks a lot for the feedback

Thanks a lot for the feedback! I saw the reply & let's hope that the best of the policies get implemented by the Ministry of Health... the policies that can create an interest in Healthcare Providers & they start adopting EHR !

Regards,
Dr. Samir Tapiawala

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HealthyYou posted this 08 March 2014 - Last edited 29 May 2015

Thanks a lot Dr Supten for

Thanks a lot Dr Supten for the feedback!

Regards,
Dr Samir
MediIT

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