Easy Dental ePrescribe stores a patient’s allergies and resulting sensitivities (reactions or intolerances) that you have entered for them. However, there may be times when you’ll need to edit a patient’s allergies. For example, a patient may no longer be allergic to a specific drug or food, may have new or added sensitivities to a drug, or may have had an allergy mistakenly entered for them.
In ePrescribe, once an allergy is entered and saved for a patient, you cannot remove it, as it remains part of the patient’s medical record; however, you can change its sensitivity type, edit its sensitivities, inactivate it, or even mark it as entered-in-error (EIE). When inactivated or changed to EIE, ePrescribe no longer double-checks it against medications you are prescribing for the patient.
Editing or Updating Allergies
- From any Easy Dental module (except Reports or Schedule), select a patient.
- As an authorized ePrescribe user, open the Prescriptions module and click the Electronic Rx button.
- Under Act. Allergies, select an allergy.
- To edit an allergy, click Edit.
- Edit the allergy as needed:
- Activate or inactivate the allergy by selecting either Active or Inactive.
- Change the sensitivity type by selecting either Allergy or Intolerance.
- Select additional sensitivities or remove sensitivities as needed.
- To save your changes, click Save, and the changes will display with the allergy you edited.
Marking an Allergy as Entered-in-Error (EIE)
- Perform steps 1 through 3 above.
- To mark an allergy as entered-in-error, click EIE. The allergy is removed from the Active list. (Once an allergy is set as EIE, it cannot be undone.
- When complete, click Back to return to the main ePrescribe page.
Once an allergy is removed from the Active list by marking it as EIE, you can only view it by selecting the All option under Patient Allergy. Here the allergy is shown with a line through it, and its Active status is changed to E (for entered-in-error).
You can also access the patient’s Act. Allergies window from the Schedule module.
- Open the Schedule module.
- Click the Electronic Rx Task Mode button.
- Select a patient and follow the steps above to edit the patient’s allergy.
- To view a patient’s active allergies in the Act. Allergies window, select Active. To view the patient’s inactive allergies, select Inactive. Click All to view all of the patient’s active, inactive, and EIE allergies. Note that EIE allergies are NOT set as inactive; therefore, they only display in the All list.
- set as entered-in-error and the allergy only appears when viewing the All list.
- ePrescribe allows you to reactivate a previously inactive allergy. To do so, open the Inactive (or All) Act. Allergies list. Click Edit and select Active. Edit the sensitivities as needed, and then click Save. (This is also an easy way to change an allergy’s sensitivity type from Allergy to Intolerance, and vice versa, without entering the allergy again.) The allergy will be restored to the Active list. You cannot reactivate an allergy that has been set as EIE.
For more information about electronic prescriptions, read Creating Electronic Prescriptions in Easy Dental Help.