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ARLINGTON, Va. – Jan. 28, 2019 – Surescripts Chief Executive Officer Tom Skelton will join Dr. Troyen Brennan, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health, and Dr. Steve Miller, Chief Clinical Officer of Cigna at HIMSS19 to discuss improving healthcare by making prescription drug cost and benefit plan information available at the point of care.

“HIMSS is a chance for the industry to assess progress, engage with other leaders and chart a path forward,” said Skelton. “Our focus is on how prescription price transparency and interoperability solutions are achieving value-based care’s goals of improved care for individuals, better population health management and lower costs.”

“We’re pleased to be helping to elevate the conversation around prescription drug cost transparency and informed healthcare decision-making at this year’s HIMSS conference,” said Dr. Brennan. “The availability of member-specific drug cost information in the EHR points to a truly advanced prescribing experience that is helping to make medicines more accessible and affordable for consumers.”  

“We want to change our customers’ lives for the better. Improving communication and information sharing with prescribers at the point of care can make the biggest difference for the entire care continuum,” said Dr. Miller. “At HIMSS, we look forward to advancing the conversation around how we can give more prescribers access to real-time cost and therapeutic information to help them save their patients money, time and frustration at the pharmacy.”

During the health IT industry’s largest tradeshow and conference, held in Orlando on February 11­–15, Surescripts subject matter experts will be on hand to discuss key issues facing healthcare providers and patients today, including:

  • In a consumer-oriented world, why are we still surprised by the cost of medications when we pick them up at the pharmacy?
  • How can health IT positively impact healthcare cost, quality and safety by preventing prescription abandonment due to high cost or prior authorization delays?
  • How can care providers easily access patient records from across the country to ensure they have a complete picture of their patients’ care history?
  • What impact is actionable patient intelligence having on the quality, cost and safety of U.S. healthcare?

Surescripts HIMSS19 Schedule:

Interoperability Showcase: Clinical Exchange and Price Transparency

Tuesday, February 12—Thursday, February 14. Tours begin at 15 minutes past the hour during exhibition hours. Hall F, Booth 9100, Vignette 11, along with Aprima Medical Software, Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Epic and NextGen Healthcare

Panel: Enabling Price Transparency with Actionable Intelligence at the Point of Care

Tuesday, February 12, 12:30 p.m. ET, Interoperability Showcase Education Theater

Dr. Lynne Nowak, Chief Physician Experience Officer, Express Scripts; Dr. Michael Sherling, Chief Medical and Strategy Officer, Modernizing Medicine; Dr. Darla Kincaid, Physician, MD Pediatric Associates and Dr. Andrew Mellin, Vice President and Medical Informatics Physician, Surescripts

Panel: Advancing Healthcare with the Surescripts Network Alliance®

Tuesday, February 12, 4 p.m. ET, Surescripts Booth 6158

Dr. Nitu Kashyap, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Yale New Haven Health; Dr. Shaun Miller, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System; Tina Grande, SVP of Policy, Healthcare Leadership Council and Tara Dragert, Vice President of Product Innovation, Surescripts

Views from the Top: Transparency in Prescription Drug Costs to Help Patients Save Money

Wednesday, February 13, 8:30 a.m. ET, Room 304AD and live-streamed by HIMSS 

Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer, Surescripts; Dr. Troyen Brennan, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health and Dr. Steve Miller, Chief Clinical Officer, Cigna. This session will be live-streamed online via the HIMSS Facebook page.

Attendees can also visit Surescripts at HIMSS19 anytime at Booth 6158 to learn how the Surescripts Network Alliance partners across the marketplace to address healthcare’s biggest challenges. Schedule a meeting with a Surescripts leader, and be sure to follow Surescripts  and HIMSS  for live-stream coverage of the mainstage and Surescripts panel discussions.

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