CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s pharmacy implemented electronic prescribing at the first of the year. This new capability allows civilian providers to send prescriptions electronically to the main pharmacy and its branch clinics, including Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma, NBHC Port Hueneme, 13 Area, 52 Area, and Family Medicine Oceanside Clinic.
E-prescribing has also been deployed in military pharmacies throughout the Military Health System in the United States (and in Guam and Puerto Rico).
“This new system will make fill prescriptions faster, easier and safer for our beneficiaries, said Lt. Cmdr. B. J. Sagrado, NHCP Pharmacy department head. “In addition to its added convenience, E-prescribing will reduce medication errors and improve patient safety and quality of care in a number ways including eliminating errors due to Illegible handwritten prescriptions and verbal miscommunications between providers and pharmacy staff.”
Patients interested in utilizing the E-prescribing service should ask their provider to look for NHCP Pharmacy in their electronic database. At this time, controlled substances cannot be accepted using this method of prescribing. A copy of NHCP’s current drug formulary can be provided to beneficiaries and providers upon their request.
Anyone with further questions may call 760-719-3468. For additional NHCP Pharmacy information, please visit pharmacy page on the hospital’s website at http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/cpen/Patient/Pages/Pharmacy.aspx