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Tom Skelton

New report examines progress made across the Surescripts Network Alliance

New report examines progress made across the Surescripts Network Alliance

ARLINGTON, Va. – A new report from Surescripts demonstrates how the nation’s leading health information network collaborated across the health care market to improve the accuracy of e-prescription transactions by 64% since 2016, leading to better e-prescribing quality, safety and cost. “Surescripts has worked across the industry to consistently improve the accuracy of e-prescribing as

Surescripts releases new survey

Surescripts releases new survey

ARLINGTON, Va. — The complex specialty prescribing process consumes a disproportionate amount of time and effort according to a new Surescripts survey of health care providers. For example, nearly 40% of providers surveyed said it can take up to two weeks to get their patients started on specialty therapy. The results of the survey point to

Gemini Health and Surescripts partner to help lower drug costs

Gemini Health and Surescripts partner to help lower drug costs

SAN FRANCISCO — Gemini Health today announced a new initiative to help lower prescription drug costs by working with Surescripts, the nation’s largest health information network, to deliver price transparency at the time of prescribing.  Gemini’s Drug-Cost Transparency Services will be delivered via Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit service integrated with electronic health record (EHR) software companies representing

Express Scripts simplifies pharmacy experience

Express Scripts simplifies pharmacy experience

ST. LOUIS — A suite of high-impact, data-driven engagement programs from Express Scripts are said to be simplifying the prescribing experience for physicians and providers. The new programs are said to be able to help them both make better clinical and cost-effective decisions with their patients right at the point-of-care. The solutions are part of the

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

Surescripts raises bar for e-prescriptions with Sentinel

Surescripts raises bar for e-prescriptions with Sentinel

ARLINGTON, Va. — Surescripts aims to sharpen the accuracy of electronic prescribing with the launch of its new Sentinel automated e-prescription monitoring system. Announced this week, Sentinel will boost patient safety, care quality and workflow efficiency by pinpointing areas for improvement and analyzing e-prescribing trends for better patient care, the health information network said. Sentinel

Surescripts’ new service helps manage population health

Surescripts’ new service helps manage population health

ARLINGTON, Va. — Surescripts is expanding to support population health management with its Medication History for Panel Management service. The health information network said Wednesday that the service — for health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and analytics vendors — provides one connection robust population health management data from 14 pharmacies, with 28,000 store locations

Surescripts National Record Locator Service goes live

Surescripts National Record Locator Service goes live

ARLINGTON, Va. — Surescripts has activated its National Record Locator Service, an interoperable platform that enables health providers to locate and exchange patient records stored in any care location nationwide. The health information network said Monday that the service — whose partners include CVS Health, Express Scripts, Epic and NextGen Healthcare — encompasses 140 million

Surescripts Record Locator Service supported by CVS

Surescripts Record Locator Service supported by CVS

ARLINGTON, Va. — CVS Health is among the supporters of the Surescripts National Record Locator Service, which the health information network announced it will implement with electronic health record (EHR) vendors eClinicalWorks, Epic, and Greenway Health. Surescripts said Monday that the deployment will allow more than 480,000 providers to use the technology to locate and