FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SURESCRIPTS ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2011 WHITE COAT OF QUALITY
Electronic Health Record, E-Prescribing Technology Vendors Recognized for Commitment to Continuous Improvement in Prescription Quality
ARLINGTON, Va. - Feb. 17, 2012 - Surescripts today announced that 64 technology vendors have been awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2011. The White Coat recognizes organizations that uphold the highest standards of prescription content quality in e-prescribing and is a featured part of Surescripts overall quality program.
"As the use of e-prescribing continues to grow, electronic health record and e-prescribing technology vendors continue to benefit from the knowledge that comes from Surescripts' pharmacists, clinicians, technologists and quality experts conducting clinical quality reviews on millions of electronic prescription messages - all while protecting the privacy of personal health information," said David Yakimischak, chief quality officer at Surescripts. "Surescripts White Coat of Quality recognizes those vendors that have embraced this knowledge and are using it to improve their technology and train their prescribers. These vendors are not simply replacing handwritten prescriptions with e-prescriptions, they are using the opportunity to apply continuous improvements to prescription content accuracy, completeness and integrity."
In 2011, the criteria for earning a White Coat required vendors to:
1. Provide a signed commitment from company leadership affirming their organization's
commitment to quality.
2. Measure quality metrics as specified in the published industry guidelines and report
those metrics each month to Surescripts.
3. Implement changes to software that address issues identified in quality reporting and
take steps to eliminate any issues measured in #2 above.
4. Raise prescriber awareness through training.
Recipients of Surescripts' 2011 White Coat of Quality
ABEL Medical Software Inc.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions - ePrescribe
Bogardus Medical Systems, Inc*
Comtron Corp - Medgen EHR
Custom Computing Corp*
Daw Systems - ScriptSure
DrFirst - Rcopia* (2010 White Coat recipient)
e-MDs (2010 White Coat recipient)
East Ridges Medical Software*
Integrated Document Solutions (IDS)*
Integrity Digital Solutions*
Mitchell & McCormick*
PBSI-Positive Business Solutions, Inc.
Physician's Computer Company (PCC)*
Rivers Computer Support*
RxNT (2010 White Coat recipient)
Silk Information Systems*
The Echo Group*
Waiting Room Solutions
About Surescripts' Quality Program
E-prescribing saves lives, improves efficiency and reduces the cost of healthcare for all. Surescripts' industrywide quality program ensures that these benefits are fully realized. The program is made possible by a nationwide network that enables Surescripts to measure prescription safety, accuracy and completeness in a way that is simply not possible with other forms of prescribing. This uniquely enables Surescripts to collaborate with EHR vendors, pharmacies and PBMs on continuous improvements to the e-prescribing process - from the time a prescription is first considered by the prescriber to the time the medication is dispensed, and at all points in between. For more information, contact the Surescripts Quality Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit our blog at www.surescripts.com/eprescribingquality.
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The Surescripts network supports the most comprehensive ecosystem of healthcare organizations nationwide. Pharmacies, payers, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians, hospitals, health information exchanges and health technology firms rely on Surescripts to more easily and securely share health information. Guided by the principles of neutrality, transparency, physician and patient choice, open standards, collaboration and privacy, Surescripts operates the nation's largest health information network. By providing information for routine, recurring and emergency care, Surescripts is committed to saving lives, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of health care for all. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.