Metro Ontario to Launch PrescribeIT in its Pharmacies

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2023 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Metro Ontario Pharmacies Limited (Metro Ontario) are happy to announce the launch of PrescribeIT®, Infoway’s nationwide e-prescribing service, in its 76 pharmacies working in Ontario below the Metro Pharmacy and Meals Fundamentals Pharmacy banners by the tip of April 2023.

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PrescribeIT® allows prescribers to ship prescriptions and renewals electronically to a affected person’s pharmacy of alternative, leading to extra environment friendly affected person care and improved communication between clinicians.

“We’re very enthusiastic about this settlement with Infoway to make PrescribeIT® out there in our 76 Ontario pharmacies,” mentioned Lyman Kwok, Vice President, Pharmacy Operations, Metro Ontario. “Our clients will profit from the comfort of PrescribeIT®, and PrescribeIT® will streamline the workflow of our pharmacists, giving them extra time to spend on affected person care whereas bettering their communication with our clients’ prescribers.”

“We’re thrilled that our new partnership with Metro Ontario will allow hundreds of its clients and pharmacists in Ontario to expertise the numerous advantages of e-prescribing,” mentioned Jamie Bruce, Govt Vice President, Infoway. “We congratulate Metro Ontario for its foresight and we look ahead to an extended and rewarding relationship.”

PrescribeIT® is now stay in 688 communities Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, and Infoway is working with different provinces and territories to develop rollout plans. Greater than 10,000 prescribers and 6,000 pharmacy websites are enrolled within the service. See the interactive locator map.

About METRO Inc.

With annual gross sales of $18 billion, METRO Inc. is a meals and pharmacy chief in Québec and Ontario. Its function is to nourish the well being and well-being of our communities. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and producer, the corporate operates or companies a community of some 950 meals shops below a number of banners together with Metro, Metro Plus, Tremendous C and Meals Fundamentals, in addition to some 650 drugstores primarily below the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Meals Fundamentals Pharmacy banners, offering employment to greater than 90,000 folks. For extra particulars, go to

About Canada Well being Infoway

At Canada Well being Infoway (Infoway) we imagine a extra related and collaborative system is a more healthy system, and we work with governments, well being care organizations, clinicians and sufferers to make well being care extra digital. We’re working to make sure that everybody is ready to entry their private well being data, e book appointments, get prescriptions, view lab take a look at outcomes and entry different well being companies, on-line. We’re working with our companions to remodel the well being system as a result of we all know that digital in well being could be as transformative as digital has been in different features of our lives. We’re an impartial, not-for-profit group funded by the federal authorities. Go to us on-line at

About PrescribeIT®

Canada Well being Infoway is working with Well being Canada, the provinces and territories, and business stakeholders to develop, function and preserve the nationwide e-prescribing service generally known as PrescribeIT®. PrescribeIT® will serve all Canadians, pharmacies and prescribers and supply safer and more practical remedy administration by enabling prescribers to transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber’s digital medical file (EMR) and the pharmacy administration system (PMS) of a affected person’s pharmacy of alternative. PrescribeIT® will shield Canadians’ private well being data from being bought or used for business actions. Go to


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