To order a medication in CPRS, the user needs to know the medication’s EXACT name. E.g., if it is listed as “HCTZ/Lisinopril,” CPRS will not find it by “Lisinopril/HCTZ.”
Problem: When prescribing infrequently ordered or unfamiliar meds and supplies, most users can not remember the EXACT name of the meds/supplies as listed in CPRS.
A phone call to the pharmacy may take 2-5 minutes and wastes both parties’ time. In Brillians, this is instantaneous.
In Brillians, the user can search the VA local formulary using partial names. Similarly, the user can search the VA national formulary by drug class.