2013 White Coat of Quality Award Recognizes Industry Leading Performance Standards for Clinical Quality and Best Practices in E-Prescribing
ARLINGTON, Va. – May 7, 2014 – Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has named 51 software vendors and health systems as recipients of the 2013 White Coat of Quality Award. The White Coat of Quality Award was established in 2010 as part of Surescripts’ Quality Management Program and includes the following key requirements:
- Senior leadership commitment to a goal of zero electronic prescription content errors;
- Measurement and reporting of e-prescription content error levels;
- Implementation of software updates to reduce e-prescription content error levels; and
- Communication and training for end-users on how to better utilize their e-prescribing system to reduce errors.
"Surescripts is proud that our collaborative efforts with software technology providers and health systems are producing continuous quality improvements in e-prescribing using industry proven best practices,” said Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA, Director, Quality Management, Surescripts. “Continuous quality improvement in e-prescribing benefits all stakeholders by improving patient safety, lowering costs and increasing productivity."
Every day, millions of e-prescriptions are transmitted over the Surescripts network with a goal of 100 percent reliability—from the time a prescription is prepared to the time the medication is dispensed. Surescripts’ Quality Management Program is designed to help software vendors and their end users make continuous quality improvements to help enhance application functionality, improve e-prescribing workflows and ensure sustained end user training. The annual White Coat of Quality Award provides a systematic approach to e-prescription quality. Organizations that follow the program’s rigorous guidelines can mitigate inaccurate, incomplete, or inconsistent e-prescriptions, issues that can result in unintended consequences and costly workflow interruptions to prescribers and pharmacists.
The recipients of Surescripts’ 2013 White Coat of Quality Award include:
Baptist Health - Arkansas**
Custom Computing Corporation*
DAW Systems – ScriptSure
East Ridges Medical Software*
Elliot Health System**
Health Information Management Systems
Henry Schein MicroMD
Indian Health Service
Integrity Digital Solutions*
Lee Memorial Health System**
Meditab Software, Inc.
Mercy Oklahoma City**
Mercy St. Louis**
STI Computer Services
University Health System**
University of Mississippi Medical Center**
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
*DrFirst Rcopia affiliated
** Epic affiliated
Surescripts operates the largest health information network that connects the diverse and expansive community of care partners nationwide, including pharmacies, providers, benefit managers, and health information exchanges. Surescripts is leading the way for a more connected and collaborative healthcare system with a technology neutral platform that exchanges vast amounts of data across a disparate range of health technology systems in use today. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.