e-Prescribing (eRx)

Generate and transmit permissible discharge prescriptions electronically (eRx).

More than 10 percent of hospital discharge medication orders for permissible prescriptions (for new, changed, and refilled prescriptions) are queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically using certified EHR technology.

Exclusion: Does not have an internal pharmacy that can accept electronic prescriptions and is not located within 10 miles of any pharmacy that accepts electronic prescriptions at the start of their EHR reporting period. 


Measure Numerator

The number of prescriptions in the denominator generated, queried for a drug formulary and transmitted electronically.

The resulting percentage must be more than 10 percent in order for an eligible hospital or CAH to meet this measure. 


Measure Denominator

Number of new, changed, or refill prescriptions written for drugs requiring a prescription in order to be dispensed other than controlled substances for patients discharged during the EHR reporting period.