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Survey: Providers, EHR Vendors Weigh-In on the Importance of Electronic Prior Authorization

For providers, the term “prior authorization” (PA) often evokes feelings of extreme frustration. Prior authorization is used to determine if certain drugs, such as high cost medications used for cancer treatment, are covered by a patient’s health insurer and able to be prescribed. Although designed to control costs, providers have grown extremely aggravated with the process, spending five to eight hours per week handling these requests when manual processing is the only option.

Ajit Dhavle, Vice President of Clinical Quality, Surescripts

Pharma: Why Can't Physicians Find Your New Drugs in their EHRs?

Pharmaceutical executives contact me with the same problem time and time again: “My reps keep telling me that physicians cannot find our new drugs in their EHR.” They can hire the best sales reps in the business, but if doctors are unable to find those medications in their EHR when it comes time to prescribe, they simply cannot deliver electronically!

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