E-Prescribing (NEW - As of February 2020)

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The AWARDS E-Prescribing feature is an optional database service that enables physicians and other medical professionals to electronically send client prescriptions directly to a pharmacy to be filled using a partner application.  When subscribed to, this feature is accessible from within the Medical module's Medications feature.  It is also accessible wherever forms built with the FormBuilder are placed if those forms have been set to include the medications dynamic section.  For more information on this powerful add-on tool, please refer to the resources provided below.

Required Permissions

Because the E-Prescribing feature is an optional add-on service available by subscription, it is not automatically available in all databases, nor is it automatically available for all users when an agency subscribes to it.  In subscribing agencies access is assigned to individual users by Foothold Technology.  To request access to the AWARDS E-Prescribing feature, send a message to the Help Desk via AWARDS Messages.

IMPORTANT! In multi-agency databases AWARDS E-Prescribing is turned on at the agency level and access can only be given to staff members who are assigned to an agency/division.  As a result, CoC / Continuum members cannot be granted AWARDS E-Prescribing access.

Staff for which the AWARDS E-Prescribing feature has been turned on must have the following permissions in order to use it:

Program Chart Access
Display Any Chart Records Buttons
Display Chart Records Medical Button
Display Chart Records Profile Button (optional - to work with medications from within client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow it)

  NOTE: Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature.  If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.

Click-by-Click Instructions

Sending a Prescription to a Pharmacy (NEW) - Learn to prescribe a medication using AWARDS E-Prescribing and send it to a pharmacy.

Using Other E-Prescribing Features (NEW) - Learn about additional E-Prescribing features, including pharmacy alerts and using the partner online Support Center.

Activating E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances (NEW) - Learn how administrators and providers jointly activate EPCS.

Viewing a Medications Report (NEW) - Learn to generate detailed reports for medications prescribed using AWARDS E-Prescribing along with others recorded in AWARDS.

Frequently Asked Questions

E-Prescribing Frequently Asked Questions (NEW)

Training Films & Demonstrations

Full Training

E-Prescribing - Full Training (NEW) (1 hrs 18 min)

  TIP: Are you a medication administrator?  Information targeted to you can be found at the 1:00:27 mark in the full training film above.

Focused Learning

E-Prescribing - Completing Registration for EPCS Prescribers by Administrators (NEW) (3 min)

E-Prescribing - Creating Active Medications (NEW) (4 min)

E-Prescribing - Creating Prescriptions from Other Parts of the Dashboard (NEW) (3 min)

E-Prescribing - Sending a Prescription (NEW) (5 min)

E-Prescribing - Setting Default Pharmacies (NEW) (3 min)

E-Prescribing - Working with Drug-Related Allergies (NEW) (5 min)

FootholdConnect Event Recordings

E-Prescribing (NEW) (49 min) - January 2019

Walk through use of our optional E-Prescribing AWARDS functionality, including both data entry and reporting tools.

Service Agreements

As noted above, E-Prescribing is an optional add-on service available for subscription as a part of AWARDS.  If you are interested in learning more about the E-Prescribing service and/or you would like to proceed with signing up for it, please download and complete the agreement below, and then submit it to your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy team  representative.

E-Prescribing - Information Sheet & Service Agreement

E-Prescribing - Registration Worksheet - To be completed by subscribing agencies.  Please return your completed worksheet to your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy  team representative.