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We convene experts and workgroups from across the industry to advance healthcare through research, analysis, education and advocacy. Here’s what’s happening in the Surescripts Network Alliance now.

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We actively participate in healthcare industry efforts and share insights related to key industry topics such as interoperability, prescription accuracy and the opioid epidemic.

March 31, 2020

Five Questions: Ken Whittemore Talks Past, Present & Future of E-Prescribing Controlled Substances

In the early 2000s, as the nation moved towards e-prescribing, Ken Whittemore Jr. was one of the key drivers and proponents of this new technology. By 2007, as a result of the efforts of Surescripts and other stakeholders, e-prescribing had become legal in all 50 states. Three years later, the regulatory climate was ready for the next leap in e-prescribing: in March 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) allowing for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) across the nation. 

March 09, 2020

A New Rule for a New Era in Healthcare

Surescripts supports the goal of this rule, to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. Based on our experience building and operating a nationwide, interoperable network for nearly 20 years, we recognize the important role we play in supporting and enabling our partners in the Surescripts Network Alliance.

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