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Sobeys Inc. to expand PrescribeIT service to pharmacies across Canada


Sobeys Inc. has announced a new partnership with Canada Health Infoway to launch PrescribeIT to pharmacies in Canada.

Sobeys says PrescribeIT is the only national not-for-profit electronic prescribing service. The paperless e-prescribing platform will soon be offered in Sobeys, Safeway, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons, Foodland and IGA retail pharmacies across Canada. Sobeys is working with provincial ministries of health and municipalities to launch the service across Canada in the next two years.

PrescribeIT enables physicians and prescribers to send prescriptions and renewal requests electronically to a patient’s preferred pharmacy.

Sobeys first offered PrescribeIT in December 2018 with a rollout to four Sobeys and Lawtons pharmacies in Atlantic Canada. It is now also up and running in three Sobeys and Safeway pharmacies in Lethbridge, Alberta and two Sobeys pharmacies in Ontario.

Canadian Health Infoway is a federally funded independent, not-for-profit organization that works to accelerate the development, adoption and use of digital health across Canada.

Photo: Sobeys Inc.

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