Arlington, Va.-based Surescripts, which provides a nationwide ePrescribing network, has announced that its working with Epic, a Verona, Wisc.-based provider of electronic health records (EHRs), to connect Epic’s Care Everywhere interoperability platform to the Surescripts Clinical Interoperability Network. This connection will allow providers that use Epic’s EHR to securely send and receive clinical information through the Surescripts network, including referrals, discharge summaries and lab results, with peers locally, between practices and across health systems.
”By working with Epic to connect to our Clinical Interoperability Network, we will enable broader health information sharing between thousands more care providers nationwide. Our goal is to connect the entire U.S. healthcare system to support improvements in care, safety, cost and health outcomes,” Harry Totonis, president and CEO of Surescripts, said in a statement.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual Grace Award in recognition of its leadership in health information management.