Solution Serves Patients by Strengthening Capability in Health Information Technology Field
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedImpact, the largest Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) that does not sell drugs, will launch an electronic prescribing platform with Surescripts-RxHub, a leader in securely connecting physician e-prescribing tools with critical data sources for member eligibility, formulary and drug history information.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that more than 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by medication errors. In the same report, the IOM recommended that all prescriptions be written and received electronically by the year 2010.
As members of the Center for Health Transformation (CHT), MedImpact and Surescripts-RxHub collaborated with CHT over the past year in the development of a white paper that communicates the benefits of e-prescribing to the health care industry. Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, congratulated MedImpact and Surescripts-RxHub for developing a flexible e-prescribing solution that will be delivered to its clients, "With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimating that e-prescribing could eliminate as many as two million harmful drug errors every year, this is a very important step that can save lives as well as money for countless Americans."
"MedImpact will continue to help Surescripts-RxHub advance electronic prescribing which reduces the human error that can lead to harmful drug interactions," said Dale Brown, senior vice president for MedImpact. "In addition, Surescripts-RxHub's technology platform provides flexibility for our clients and important capabilities for electronic health records such as a master patient index for more than 200 million Americans. MedImpact will leverage and enhance these capabilities for the benefit of our clients who wish to provide this service and for the benefit of the patients they serve."
As a clinical utility for the health care industry, Surescripts-RxHub enables physicians to have a single point of contact for connectivity to PBM data sources. The company certifies technology vendors and PBMs on its infrastructure, enabling the delivery of patient pharmacy eligibility, patient pharmacy eligibility, formulary and medication history information directly to physicians at the point of care.
"Surescripts-RxHub welcomes MedImpact as a PBM with a strong commitment to improving patient care through advancements in health information technology. MedImpact serves more than 30 million members nationwide, and brings a unique perspective that will strengthen and promote the e-prescribing experience for payors and for patients," said JP Little, Co-CEO at Surescripts- RxHub.
About MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., is the nation's largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company that does not sell drugs. Founded in 1989 and based in San Diego, California, the company currently serves more than 30 million individuals nationwide. MedImpact clients include Fortune 500 corporations and employers, unions, managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, as well as local, state and federal employee programs. MedImpact bases its success on delivering innovative products and services designed to lower overall client cost while increasing member satisfaction and quality of care. www.medimpact.com
Surescripts-RxHub gives healthcare providers secure, electronic access to precription information that can save their patients' lives and reduce the cost of healthcare for all. Available during emergencies or routine care, Surescripts-RxHub's network is used by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners nationwide to exchange health information and prescribe without
paper. The next time you or anyone you know goes for a checkup and your healthcare provider takes out their pad and pen to write a prescription, take the opportunity to ask them for an e-prescription instead. For more information go to
About the Center for Health Transformation The Center for Health Transformation is a high-impact collaboration of private and public sector leaders committed to creating a 21st Century Intelligent Health System that saves lives and saves money for all Americans. For information about the e-prescribing white paper go to www.healthtransformation.net
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