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The Road to Perfecting E-Prescriptions

E-prescribing is only as good as the quality of the data that goes in. So while the "pipes" of our network are unmatched by any other in the country, it’s what’s inside those pipes that matters.

2016 National Progress Report Points to New Tools to Combat Opioid Abuse

Claiming the lives of 91 Americans each day, America’s opioid epidemic is a national public health crisis.[i] State governments are increasingly taking action through a combination of public policy, technology adoption and education initiatives, as evidenced by the surge of mandates across the country. Surescripts 2016 National Progress Report shows that while e-prescribing is one of the most powerful tools available to fight prescription painkiller fraud and abuse, there are many factors at play.

New York Leading the Charge to Prevent Opioid Prescription Fraud and Abuse

If you follow the news, you’re aware of the fact that opioid addiction is an American public health crisis that’s reached epidemic proportions. In fact, it was recently estimated that drug overdose killed more than 59,000 people last year—the largest annual increase ever, with a significant portion by opioids, which include prescription pain relievers oxycodone, fentanyl and others. 

Tackling the Adherence Epidemic with Innovative Technology

Medication non-adherence is a national epidemic that costs billions of dollars annually and negatively impacts the health of millions of Americans. Therefore, it’s extremely important that doctors have the tools and information they need to address adherence issues right at the point of care in order to guide patients toward positive outcomes.

Better Actionable Intelligence Means Better Healthcare for All

Surescripts released its 2016 National Progress Report today, revealing substantial network growth, expanded provider connectivity and increased technology adoption—all good signs of progress toward the healthcare industry reaching its “holy grail” of increased quality and patient safety at a lower cost. Here are highlights from this year’s report.

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