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#71990 - 11/21/17 03:16 PM An added feature under Harris
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Will be interesting to see if this is a significant upgrade....

https://www.irdirect.net/prviewer/release/id/2815029
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#71991 - 11/21/17 04:01 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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Wonder what the delay will be as now another program/website/database will need to be reached/run/reported then get back before I can print the rx for generic HCTZ. Hope there is a no thank you/do not run option.

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#71992 - 11/21/17 06:08 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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Or it might be a really helpful addition that saves time...
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#71993 - 11/21/17 06:44 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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or better yet a clearly visible toggle switch to turn it off and on as desired

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#71994 - 11/21/17 07:15 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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Then again as the local 'winner' of highest rate of generic medications prescribed I remain a tad suspicious.

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#71995 - 11/21/17 08:52 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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Is it a way to save patients money, or is it a way for pharmaceutical companies to market directly to providers? OptimizeRX's website has me thinking the latter. Hope I'm wrong.

But if I'm not wrong, why the heck is this okay but doctors are the scourge of the earth if they accept a free pen?
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#72004 - 11/24/17 01:16 AM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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You are so right Anne-Marie. I used to use trazodone for insomnia, but ever since that pen with the runny ink I got from the drug rep, I always write for Lunesta.
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#72023 - 11/27/17 02:12 AM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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After I read this thread, I fell asleep, and had a horrible nightmare.

Two healthcare company execs meeting in the American Airlines Executive Platinum lounge at the airport:
Harris guy (puffing on a Bolivar Super Corona): "Hey OptimizeRx guy, I just picked up a sweet little EMR -- 6,000 docs spending 2-3 hrs a day staring at my new software. Locked in, can't get paid without it...interested?"
OptimizeRx guy (sipping a 15 year old Macallan scotch): "You bet. Some of my big Pharma clients would love to e-blast some "informational messages" right into those EMR screens."
Harris guy: "They won't know what hit 'em"
OptimizeRx guy: "Haw, haw, like an enema!"

Wow, scary dream. But then again, maybe they'll fix the new install certification requirement, or the crashes opening Outgoing Messages, or the slow database access, or the....
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#72024 - 11/27/17 03:07 AM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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I thought I solved the problem by NEVER prescribing a medication that was introduced after 1996. After all, we had pretty good meds back in the day -- or we thought we did.
In the rare case where it might actually improve someone's life, I will usually go through the hassle of a PA (maybe once in 6 months) -- but after all the trouble, I am usually not convinced that it really did what it was supposed to do.

Now, maybe these guys have figured out a way around my self-preservation strategy in "OptimizerRX". We'll see.
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#72042 - 11/30/17 04:16 AM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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I wish we could do what others do. But, we probably do 5 to 10 PAs a week. But, we tend to know which ones will go through and which won't.
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#72044 - 11/30/17 02:46 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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I agree entirely that pharma pushes the expensive drugs, not necessarily the best ones.
Also that we don't need add-ons that slow or mess-up AC.

On the other hand, when I look for things that could help us out, the list includes:
1. Help with drug pricing transparency. If the program can tell me that one ppi is $10 and another is $100, I would rather know that at the time of writing the prescription, rather than when I hear from the patient or pharmacy later.
2. Help with prior auths. Whether you do one a day or one a year, if the process can be improved to save me time, I am all for it. (Let alone telling which alternatives do not need a prior auth, so I can avoid the issue altogether).

So I understand the suspicious views voiced above, but I would still like to see what the product does before dismissing it out of hand.
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#72045 - 11/30/17 03:15 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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Why the mystery then, has the AC advisory board been asked? Any end user input into this or other features to be added(or subtracted for that matter). I expect the software engineers now at Harris keep performance(speed) as foremost factors in product development. Gonna stop rambling, I don't own this monkey just have to dance with him.

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#72046 - 11/30/17 03:21 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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The advisory board is no more. It ended just prior to the purchase, with the departure of John Squire.
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#72047 - 11/30/17 03:32 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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Keeping happy customers/meeting gov regs/turning an adequate profit....what a fun dance for Harris

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#72048 - 11/30/17 06:29 PM Re: An added feature under Harris [Re: JBS]
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I BELIEVE IN THE GOOD THINGS COMING

It's touching to read the comments.
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