WHITE COAT AWARD

Surescripts White Coat Award 2018

CELEBRATING E-PRESCRIPTION ACCURACY

In 2018, the Surescripts Network Alliance™ improved e-prescription accuracy by 14%—representing a 64% improvement since 2016. As a result, physicians and pharmacists spent less time exchanging phone calls and faxes to clarify prescriber intent. And the best part: this increased accuracy ultimately helped patients get the safe, effective care they deserve.

That’s why we’re excited to announce the Surescripts White Coat Award, which recognizes the continued efforts our customers are making to improve e-prescription accuracy. It also rewards leaders who have adopted best practices and technology enhancements that boost healthcare delivery.

This year, in addition to honoring electronic health record (EHR) vendors, we’ve expanded the White Coat Award to include health systems, pharmacies and pharmacy technology leaders. This expansion better reflects the hard work our Network Alliance partners are doing to improve the accuracy of e-prescriptions. 

 
AWARD CATEGORIES

Highest Accuracy: Best prescription accuracy as of August 1 based on Surescripts Quality Index Score*

Most Improved Accuracy: Greatest change in Quality Index Score* between August 1, 2018 and August 1, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

EHRs, health systems, pharmacies and pharmacy technology vendors that contract directly with Surescripts will be considered for the awards. No submission is required.

COMPETITION TIERS

For each category, the top two organizations in each tier will be named as finalists. The highest scoring organization in each tier will be selected as a winner.

EHRs

  • Tier 1: 20,000+ monthly active prescribers
  • Tier 2: 20,000 monthly active prescribers or less

Health Systems

  • Tier 1: 1000+ beds
  • Tier 2: 501-1000 beds
  • Tier 3: 500 beds or less

Pharmacy Industry

  • Pharmacy Technology Vendors and Retail Chains Tier 1: 500,000+ monthly refill requests
  • Pharmacy Technology Vendors and Retail Chains Tier 2: 500,000 or less monthly refill requests
  • PBM Mail Order Pharmacies (single tier)
2019 TIMELINE

May: 2019 White Coat Award program launches

July: Ensure all required data is submitted and recorded on Surescripts Sentinel

August 12-23: Surescripts evaluates data available in Surescripts Sentinel® to determine finalists and winners

Week of August 26: Finalists notified

Week of September 9: Finalists announced**

September 24: Winners announced at the Surescripts Network Alliance Forum White Coat Award dinner

 

RECOGNITION

Winners of the Surescripts White Coat Award will be recognized in several ways, including:

  • Plaque and official letter
  • “Surescripts White Coat Award 2019” winner emblem for use in marketing materials
  • Recognition during the 2019 Surescripts Network Alliance Forum
  • Opportunity for a senior representative to record an interview for inclusion in a Surescripts video showcasing leaders in e-prescribing accuracy (at the 2019 Network Alliance Forum)
  • Organization name included in a Surescripts press release announcing winners
  • Organization name included in an industry publication advertisement announcing winners
  • Organization name included in Surescripts 2019 National Progress Report
  • Organization name included in a Surescripts Intelligence in Action blog post
  • Organization name highlighted on Surescripts social media properties as a winner
  • Opportunity to participate in and contribute to key 2020 Network Alliance events, including a Surescripts-organized panel discussion

For additional details about the Surescripts White Coat Award, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

*Surescripts Quality Index Score is a rating system developed by the Surescripts Critical Performance Improvement program which assigns a composite score between 1 and 1,000 to reflect overall e-prescription accuracy relative to 11 accuracy-related pain points. 
**Finalists must provide Surescripts with permission to use their organization name publicly before they will be announced and considered to win the awards.

2018 White Coat Award Winners 

 allscripts iSalus medent nextgen healthcare virence health  

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*Surescripts Quality Index Score is a rating system developed by the Surescripts Critical Performance Improvement program which assigns a composite score between 1 and 1,000 to reflect overall e-prescription accuracy relative to 11 accuracy-related pain points.

**Finalists must provide Surescripts with permission to use their organization name publicly before they will be announced and considered to win the awards.