Hi Jeff; All-
I haven’t used the other eRx apps that have been mentioned but I have supported NewCrop on OpenEMR for several years now. Please note I am not a NewCrop employee and I don’t think it’s the greatest thing since the pen and prescription pad. It certainly has its idiosyncrasies but it does eRx pretty well.
It scales well from small through high- volume practices, and especially if you want to e-prescribe controlled substances (EPCS), I don’t know of an eRx package compatible with OpenEMR that works better.
NewCrop is totally integrated with OpenEMR, to the point that the native medication, prescription and allergies modules are disabled when NewCrop is activated.
Med reconciliation is a manual process, where you keep 2 screens open simultaneously and visually compare them, but our Docs (or their nurses!) seem to have found that acceptable.
Yes, NewCrop only functions with US pharmacies located in the US.
NewCrop handles all insurance billing and preauthorizations, the pharmacy databases, the med / allergies conflicts alerts.
NewCrop works through certified vendors rather than being something you can install and maintain on your own system like weno. You can get NewCrop if you subscribe to a forked OpenEMR system, or some vendors will work with you on your own OpenEMR instance. Costs vary depending on the vendor, of course, but when the choice is between ditching OpenEMR to migrate to a much more expensive EMR so you can get a break on a less capable eRx solution, NewCrop on your own OpenEMR usually wins out.