Ensuring Quality Healthcare: ESIC’s Commitment to Safe Prescription Practices

The Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) places significant importance on enhancing healthcare quality and patient safety through a systematic approach. The implementation of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Prescription Writing, using the Dhanwantri module, aims to standardize and clarify prescriptions, thereby improving patient care. This notification was published on June 30, 2024.

ESIC’s SOP focuses on several key objectives: improving the quality of care, promoting efficient use of medications, encouraging the use of generic names, reducing polypharmacy, and preventing irrational prescribing practices. By adopting the Dhanwantri module, ESIC ensures that prescriptions include essential patient details, diagnosis, treatment plans, and follow-up advice.

This SOP mandates that prescriptions include comprehensive information such as health facility details, doctor’s information, patient demographics, clinical details, prescribed medicines with generic names, and clear instructions. It emphasizes legibility, avoiding errors in abbreviations, and rational prescribing practices.

In conclusion, ESIC’s SOP for prescriptions underscores its commitment to excellence and patient safety, ensuring beneficiaries receive high-quality healthcare through standardized practices and the Dhanwantri module.