Surescripts Hurricane Response

Surescripts is supporting the response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Select a tab below to learn more.

Hurricane Maria

Reminder to Prescribers of Availability of Medication History

Prescribers in areas impacted by Hurricane Maria are reminded to utilize Medication History data through your EHR. During a natural disaster, access to medication history data is a critical tool for providers who are working around the clock to treat patients in need. Surescripts Medication History provides access to complete and up-to-date patient-specific prescription data that can help limit errors and adverse drug events. This tool is particularly critical when treating patients who have been displaced and may not have their prescription information available.  Prescribers who are unsure if this service is available to them should contact their EHR vendor.

Reminder to Technology Vendors Serving Pharmacies Impacted by Hurricane Maria

Surescripts is working to ensure our Pharmacy Directory is updated with current information regarding pharmacy closures and is available to providers who need to treat patients in the region. Pharmacy vendors/pharmacy systems and EHRS/Health Technology Vendors are encouraged to review these action plans closely and take necessary steps to implement them in your systems.

Read the action plans (PDF)

Data & Insights

Surescripts network data trends (as of September 24, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 21, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 20, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 19, PDF)

Hurricane Irma

Message from CEO Tom Skelton

In addition to continuing to support the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana, Surescripts deployed a team to explore how we can help with the response to Hurricane Irma. Today, we are proud to share that we have again joined forces with Allscripts and a number of other organizations to expand the availability of medication history data to pharmacists in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. With millions of people displaced, this tool will help inform pharmacists who need to deliver medications to patients outside of normal circumstances.

We will continue to share relevant information and updates through our special Hurricane Irma webpage at www.surescripts.com/Irma.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Customer Support at 1-866-797-3239 or support@surescripts.com.

Tom Skelton

Pharmacists Granted Free Access to Patient Medication History Data via Surescripts & Allscripts Partnership

Pharmacists in some areas impacted by Hurricane Irma can access patient-specific medication history data free of charge. Surescripts and Allscripts have joined forces to make this service available in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina for a limited time. With a 12-month view of a patient’s medication history information, pharmacists can limit adverse drug events and avoid errors, particularly when treating patients who have been displaced and may not have their prescription information available.

If you are an independent pharmacist, follow these simple steps to access the service
If you are a chain pharmacist, follow these simple steps to access the service

Read the news release

Thank You to Our Partners!

Deploying this program quickly enough to make a difference has required incredible cross-market collaboration. Surescripts and Allscripts would like to thank the following organizations who quickly stepped in and helped make it possible to bring this program to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina in this time of need.

View a complete list of supporters

Reminder to Prescribers of Availability of Medication History

Prescribers in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma are reminded to utilize Medication History data through your EHR. During a natural disaster, access to medication history data is a critical tool for providers who are working around the clock to treat patients in need. Surescripts Medication History provides access to complete and up-to-date patient-specific prescription data that can help limit errors and adverse drug events. This tool is particularly critical when treating patients who have been displaced and may not have their prescription information available. Prescribers who are unsure if this service is available to them should contact their EHR vendor.

Reminder to Technology Vendors Serving Pharmacies Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Surescripts is working to ensure our Pharmacy Directory is updated with current information regarding pharmacy closures and is available to providers who need to treat patients in the region. Pharmacy vendors/pharmacy systems and EHRS/Health Technology Vendors are encouraged to review these action plans closely and take necessary steps to implement them in your systems.

Read the action plans (PDF)

Data & Insights

Surescripts network data trends (as of September 20, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 18, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 14, PDF)

Resources

Latest Headlines

September 11, 2017

September 7, 2017

September 6, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Message from CEO Tom Skelton

Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic destruction across Texas and Louisiana. As the waters subside, the devastation is overwhelming and recovery will require national collaboration. Amongst the many issues faced is the fact that prescribing patterns have been disrupted across the region with thousands of patients displaced and many care locations still closed due to massive flooding.

In response, Surescripts assembled a team to focus on our efforts to aid recovery wherever possible. We activated our disaster plan to ensure that our pharmacy directory is up to date and that providers remember to use medication history information via their EHR to help recover prescription information. We have been providing data and insights on prescribing activity in the area to the federal government to help inform their response plans. And, we have partnered with Allscripts to provide free access to patient-specific medication history data for pharmacists in Texas and Louisiana for a limited time so they have the information they need to make the most informed prescription decisions for patients, regardless of their location or care setting (see news release).

Read the full memo (PDF)
Read Tom Skelton’s message from August 31 (PDF)

Thank you for your interest in our emergency medication history service in response to Hurricane Harvey.  

At this time, the service is no longer available to pharmacists in Texas and Louisiana. The service was only available for a limited time in response to the emergency.

If you are looking for information on Surescripts’ response to Hurricane Irma, you can find more information at Surescripts.com/Irma.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at 1-866-797-3239 or support@surescripts.com.

Thank You to Our Partners!

Deploying this program quickly enough to make a difference has required incredible cross-market collaboration. Surescripts and Allscripts would like to thank the many organizations who quickly stepped in and helped make it possible to bring this program to Texas and Louisiana in this time of need.

View a complete list of supporters

Reminder to Prescribers of Availability of Medication History

Prescribers in Texas and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey are reminded to utilize Medication History data through your EHR. During a natural disaster, access to medication history data is a critical tool for providers who are working around the clock to treat patients in need. Surescripts Medication History provides access to complete and up-to-date patient-specific prescription data that can help limit errors and adverse drug events. This tool is particularly critical when treating patients who have been displaced and may not have their prescription information available. Prescribers who are unsure if this service is available to them should contact their EHR vendor.

Reminder to Technology Vendors Serving Pharmacies Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Surescripts is working to ensure our Pharmacy Directory is updated with current information regarding pharmacy closures and is available to providers who need to treat patients in the region. Pharmacy vendors/pharmacy systems and EHRS/Health Technology Vendors are encouraged to review these action plans closely and take necessary steps to implement them in your systems.

Read the action plans (PDF)

Data & Insights

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Surescripts network data trends (as of September 5, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 4, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of September 3, PDF)
Surescripts network data trends (as of August 31, PDF) 
Surescripts network data trends (as of August 30, PDF) 
Surescripts network data trends (as of August 28, PDF)

Resources

Latest Headlines

September 5, 2017

September 4, 2017

September 2, 2017

August 31, 2017

August 30, 2017

August 29, 2017