Refilling Multiple Prescriptions:
If you want to refill more than one medication for a patient at once, you have 2 options in Elation.
- Bulk Refill - this is the quickest possible way to refill most “Refill-Ready” medications at once, but you can’t edit ordering information or use decision support to warn you of drug or allergy interactions.
- Add Multiple Medications on one form - this allows you to edit information like the sig or number of refills, and allows you access to decision support warnings, though it takes more time.
What is a “Refill-Ready” medication?
- Medication Name
- Sig or Description
- Units (which will default to unspecified if blank)
- Refills (which will default to 0 if blank)
Option #1 How can I bulk refill my medications?
The Bulk Refill process is meant for the following scenarios:
- You’re refilling multiple chronic medications for a patient which you have prescribed before.
- You’re comfortable not reviewing alerts/warnings about possible medication/allergy interactions, and would like the same contraindication information you sent earlier, to be sent to the pharmacy.
- You are set up for ePrescribing in Elation. (If you only print medications, and do not ePrescribe, bulk refill is not available to you and you should try option #2).
Option #2 - How can I add multiple medications on one form?
- 1.) Navigate to the medication name you’d like to refill, in the Clinical Profile or in the Medication History window. Click “Rx: Refill” in the actions menu.
- 2. Once the refill form is open, you can edit or change any fields that you need, and review the decision support warnings if any exist. When you’re finished, click “Add another Med to Rx Blank” to process the next medication.
- 3. This will open a blank form, queueing up the medication order you already finished, and you can then add another medication, by clicking “Rx:Refill” again.
- 4. Continue to do this for as many medications and needed, and then click “ePrescribe” to select a pharmacy to send all of the medications to, or print the medication orders.
I have received a refill request from a pharmacy and do not see the "Approve" button to accept the request.
Some pharmacies will send a refill request without a Refill Qualifier. This means that instead of clicking the "Approve" button, the provider will see two options to select: "Change Number of Refills" or "Deny". "Change Number of Refills" will allow the prescriber to select the number of refills needed at their discretion and the refill will be completed.