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Using Technology to Fight Opioid Fraud & Abuseā€”A Big Step in the Right Direction

In 2014, more than 28,000 American lives were cut short by opioid overdose. In fact, opioid overdose quadrupled from 2000 to 2014, and is now the nation’s number-one cause of preventable deathi.  But these potent prescription drugs—which include painkillers like morphine and oxycodone—can help to effectively manage chronic pain for millions of people when properly prescribed, administered and monitored.

Driving the Digital Shift in Healthcare

In 2015, Surescripts drove a massive digital shift in healthcare, processing 9.7 billion transactions across our nationwide health information network. In fact, each day, we processed an average of 3.8 million electronic prescriptions in the United States, surpassing giants Amazon (3 million packages each day) and Uber (1 million rides each day worldwide).

Monumental Network Growth Means Good Things for Healthcare

Our 2015 National Progress Report is chock full of good news. There’s no question that the entire healthcare ecosystem is embracing the potential of a fully digitized healthcare system. Providers and pharmacists are increasingly accessing and exchanging critical patient information where and when they need it most.

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