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Industry Collaboration Is the Key to Improving Patient Safety

With more than one billion e-prescriptions flowing through our network every year, we must ensure the data is comprehensive, accurate and usable. When clinicians and pharmacists receive reliable information at critical points of care—we call it actionable patient intelligence—they can make better informed decisions. This leads to lower costs, higher quality and increased safety—the “holy grail” of healthcare.

Surescripts Sentinelâ„¢ Takes E-Prescribing to a Whole New Level

With the shift toward value-based care and the fact that three-fourths of the nation’s prescriptions are now electronic, data accuracy is more important than ever. And given that 1.5 billion electronic prescriptions cross the Surescripts network each year, we must ensure the information is correct and workflows are efficient so patient care and safety can be optimized.

States Push to Combat Opioid Abuse With E-prescribing Technology

Opioid medications are prescribed to alleviate pain and suffering, but their abuse and misuse is killing more than 33,000 Americans every year. Prescription painkiller abuse is a problem of epidemic proportions and a significant national public health challenge. The good news is, it’s one that states are increasingly taking action against with an important weapon: health information technology. 

Technology Can Close Critical Gaps in Medication Reconciliation

In October 2016, the American Journal of Managed Care published “A Call for a Statewide Medication Reconciliation Program,” by Dr. Elizabeth Askin and Dr. David Margolius. The article called for policymakers to push for the expansion of state-run prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), which currently only list information related to opiate prescriptions.

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