Surescripts

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Surescripts is an Arlington, Virginia based information technology company that supports e-prescription, the electronic transmission of prescriptions between health care organizations and pharmacies, as well as general health information exchange (HIE) of medical records.[1]

History[edit]

Under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Surescripts took part in a pilot program with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to employ the SCRIPT standard. In 2008, Surescripts merged with RxHub which was formed by a consortium of pharmacy benefit management companies comprising CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.[2] According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2014 96% of U.S. community pharmacies and 70% of U.S. physicians used Surescripts' e-prescription network.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison, J.D. (2013-08-18). "Arlington's Surescripts looks to share health information over 'the last mile'". Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. ^ Clancy, Heather (2015-03-05). "Why drug stores are high on electronic prescriptions". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ Gabriel, Meghan Hufstader; Swain, Matthew (July 2014). "E-Prescribing Trends in the United States" (PDF). ONC Data Brief. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Retrieved 2015-09-05.

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