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Surescripts sees rise in health information transactions

Surescripts sees rise in health information transactions

ARLINGTON, Va. — Surescripts said its health information network processed more than 10.9 billion secure transactions in 2016, up 12% year over year. That transactional traffic included 1.6 billion electronic prescriptions, or 180,000 every hour, according to the Surescripts 2016 National Progress Report, released this week. Last year, Surescripts’ interoperable network connected 1.3 million health

Pharmacies boost controlled substance e-scripts

Pharmacies boost controlled substance e-scripts

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Last year, retail pharmacies greatly accelerated implementation of technology for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Eighty-two percent of U.S. retail pharmacies are now EPCS-enabled, up 21% from 2014, according to a report released Thursday by e-prescribing solution provider DrFirst. Nearly all states have at least 60% of retail pharmacies EPCS-enabled, with