❝Lax prescribing laws, limited tracking systems and resistance among the medical establishment to adopt more stringent safe-prescribing practices have resulted in a system that is far too easily gamed by addicts and their suppliers.❞Providence Journal (Rhode Island) Apr 6, 2014
"Verified!" message appears because the prescription is authentic and digitally signed using QRX. However, our patient has attempted to increase the quantity and refills. A pharmacist who compares the original paper to the digital prescription content returned by QRX will catch this alteration and prevent diversion.
"Warning!" message appears because the prescription was scanned more than one time. Our patient has created a fake prescription and photocopied a working QRX code on the back. Any QRX code that shows multiple scans indicates that the pharmacist should proceed with caution before filling the prescription.
Once logged in, a prescriber completes the form to match a paper prescription he or she has just written.
The current date, prescriber's name and prescriber's address will be autofilled by QRX for each prescription created, eliminating the need to type this information each time.
When the Create button is clicked, the form information (patient name, drug, quantity, etc.) is sent to QRX.
QRX combines this information with the prescribers' digital signature and returns a printable QR code containing all of the above information, making the source and content of each prescription trackable.
The window that appears contains the unique QRX code for the prescription just created.
When you click the green Print QRX Code button, QRX code will print on the paper prescription.
Place your paper prescription into your printer so that the QRX code will print on the back.
No special printer or specific ink is needed to print your QRX code. QRX adds a code to any paper prescription, so you can use your current prescription pads.
Paper prescription is ready to give to the patient.
At the pharmacy, a pharmacist scans the QRX code using a smartphone or handheld scanner.
Results of the scan will appear in seconds - the top section shows whether or not the digital signature is verified, and shows a warning if the code has been scanned previously (this could indicate a photocopied code).
Yes! QRX does not require a certain type of printer, or even special ink. There is no need to purchase any new equipment. Because QR codes print directly from the web onto ANY paper prescription, you will not need to order new prescription pads or pay extra for expensive built-in paper features.
We recommend the Scan app by Scan, Inc, available for Android, iPhone, Mac and Windows devices (cost $1.99) at the Scan download page.
There are many tamper-resistant features available for printed prescriptions today.
However, there is no standardized set of required elements. Pharmacists often find themselves unsure of what features may or may not be present on any given prescription, and have to base their decision to fill prescriptions for controlled substances on guesswork and intuition.
Certain features (such as thermal paper, copy-void messages and erasure-revealing paper), only affect the paper, not what is written on it. Therefore, dishonest patients can simply add additional drugs, or change refill or quantity numbers with a pen, and these paper-based features will still fail to prevent tampering and fraud.
Criminals armed with real physician names and matching DEA numbers have ordered blank prescription pads containing any number of security features from unscrupulous printers in developing countries. They successfully obtain large quantities of narcotics for resale by writing hundreds of fake prescriptions with real security features built-in, thus implicating an honest practitioner in a difficult legal situation.
QRX, with its stringent sign-up procedure and advanced cryptography, adds a layer of security onto ANY paper prescription. With QRX, the both the source AND actual content of the prescription is revealed and can be compared with the paper in front of you, in seconds!