E-prescribing allows a physician or other medical expert to create a medical prescription for a patient electronically. The attending physician will then share this digital prescription with the patients or send it directly to a pharmacy.

Phase: Provider consultation

Archatype: Healthy/low risk
20 years old; has no chronic conditions
Not married and has no children
Current state
Wakes up with burning sensation during urination; goes to urgent-care center
Picks up prescribed antibiotics at the pharmacy for urinary tract infection (UTI)
Potential future state
Connects with an on-demand doctor through telehealth and drops off a urine sample at an urgent-care clinic
Diagnosed with a UTI and is prescribed antibiotics
Antibiotics are ordered and delivered to the home by the end of day
Care at Home interventions
Medication delivered to home quickly
Telehealth urgent-care visit

* Content From Mckinsey & Company