August 2016

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).

Uber - Amazon Comparison

To better understand what this means for patients, doctors, pharmacists and everyone who touches healthcare, we recently released our 2015 National Progress Report. This year’s report includes new features like video commentary from leading health IT experts and influencers. These real-world insights are brought to life and delivered directly by people who, like all of us at Surescripts, live and breathe healthcare data exchange each and every day.

We collected unique and compelling perspectives from a wide variety of leaders in health IT, including:

  • Robert Barker, Vice President of Community Connectivity, NextGen Healthcare
  • Peter Devault, Director of Interoperability, Epic
  • Mike Gelman, Corporate and Business Development, SigmaCare
  • Dr. John Halamka, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Erica Neher, Clinical Interoperability Lead, SSM Health
  • Shahid Shah, Cofounder and CEO, Netspective Communications


Thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts on today’s healthcare challenges and opportunities.


I hope you’ll add your ideas in in the comments below, or use #HITprogress to join the conversation on social media.


January 2018

Surescripts Responds to ONC’s Release of the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework

Two weeks ago, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the highly anticipated Draft Trusted Exchange Framework, intended to advance the establishment of a national health exchange infrastructure, a goal of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. Read more...

January 2018

Seeing Our Healthcare Investments Pay Off in 2018 and Beyond

Our CEO Tom Skelton has had a long career in health IT, dating back to the 1980s when healthcare automation was primarily aimed at scheduling and payment. Back then, clinical records and prescriptions were on paper, and people really needed to be sold on the value of going digital. Read more...

December 2017

21st Century Cures Act: One Year Later

The 21st Century Cures Act was enacted last December. It includes provisions to encourage the interoperability of electronic health records. Specifically, the Cures Act will define interoperability and create a framework for a “common agreement” between parties who want to exchange health information. Read more...