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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.

August 13, 2019

When Paperwork Comes Before Patients: Missing Key Information Complicates Specialty Prescribing

William J. Mayo, MD, (“Doctor Will”) said, “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, union of forces is necessary.”

July 30, 2019

Lessons Learned: How Connecticut Implemented an EPCS Requirement That Was Effective and Embraced by the Medical Community

Connecticut’s Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) requirement came into effect in January 2018. As Drug Control Director, I often serve as an advisor to state legislators who want to ensure the bills they draft are effective once they become law, so I was very active in the 2017 legislative session. While crafting this bill, we looked at how other states managed implementation of EPCS and worked closely with medical professionals to ensure that our legislation was thoughtful. We knew we had to consider the day-to-day operations of regulators and medical professionals, and ultimately what was best for patients.

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