Practice Fusion Launches Free e-Prescribing

e-Prescribing system integrated into free, web-based EHR; helps avoid medication errors, qualifies for Medicare incentives, saves time and serves patients.

San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2010 — Practice Fusion announced the launch of its free e-prescribing system for physicians. Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Health Record (EHR) community in the country, now offers doctors the ability to electronically transmit prescriptions to pharmacies at no cost.

“There are an estimated 1.5 million medication errors each year in the U.S.; that’s unacceptable. e-Prescribing is one of the mostly widely accepted tools – proven repeatedly – for reducing medication errors and streamlining practice efficiency,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. “We’re making this technology freely available to any doctor in the US with no strings attached. No one else offers a free EHR with e-prescribing like Practice Fusion. No one else can have it up and running for a doctor as fast.”

Practice Fusion’s free e-prescribing system includes:

  • Connection to over 50,000 pharmacies
  • Continuously updated medication library
  • Same-day enrollment for most providers
  • Flexibility to use e-prescribing as a stand-alone feature or as part of the comprehensive free EHR system
  • Easy pharmacy look-up with filters for proximity to the practice or patient address
  • Refill requests delivered back to the practice directly from the pharmacy
  • Instant prescription details delivered to the patient Personal Health Record online
  • Unlimited free set-up assistance, migration help, training and support
  • Qualification for the Medicare e-prescribe bonus

“The e-prescribing feature of Practice Fusion is extremely easy to use and was very simple to learn in a matter of minutes. It utilizes the patient’s current medication record so no additional input is needed. Ordering new medications and refills is a simple matter of a couple mouse clicks. When ordering is completed, the medication record is updated for me,” said Sylvia Hazelwood, a nurse practitioner in Florida. “I highly recommend Practice Fusion to anyone wanting to transition to a Medical Records System.”

e-Prescribing is available free to any physician in the country through Practice Fusion with no installation or downtime required. Watch a tutorial video of the e-prescribing process. Medical practitioners can register for Practice Fusion online at in less than five minutes.

About Practice Fusion?
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, unlimited support, and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion’s EHR addresses the complex needs of today’s healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR community in country with more than 25,000 users in 50 states. For more information on Practice Fusion, visit

About e-Prescribing ?
e-Prescribing refers to the electronic transmission of prescriptions to pharmacies by verified medical providers. e-Prescribing is a centerpiece of Health and Human Services “Meaningful Use” criteria for eligible providers to receive $44,000+ in HITECH stimulus incentives.

About Medication Errors ?
There are at least 1.5 million preventable Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) in the U.S. each year according to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report. These adverse events include patients sickened, injured or killed by errors in prescribing, dispensing or taking medications. In a January 2009 speech, then-President-elect Barack Obama said EHR technology, including e-prescribing, will “save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that pervade our health-care system.”