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Surescripts Adds Vitera, Meditech to Network

October 21, 2013
by Gabriel Perna
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Arlington, Va.-based Surescripts has added the electronic health record (EHR) software from MEDITECH and Vitera Healthcare to its clinical network, which allows providers who use those systems to exchange heatlh information through Direct secure messaging capabilities.

MEDITECH and Vitera are just the latest healthcare vendors to partner with Surescripts, which has the . The hospitals and integrated delivery networks with EHRs can that connect through Surescripts are able to select it as their their health information service provider (HISP) to connect to care providers within a healthcare community through a single point of connectivity.

In May, 15 state or regional HIEs, one HISP two EHR vendors (Cerner and Quest Diagnostics), and a healthcare system (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) joined the network. Thus far, Surescripts claims its network is integrated into more than 600 EHR applications, connected with more than 500,000 care providers, and processes more than six billion transactions per year.

“We’re committed to making it easy for our customers to connect to their partners in the healthcare system,” Matthew J. Hawkins, CEO of Vitera Healthcare Solutions, said in a statement. “We’re pleased to provide and support leading interoperability solutions that will genuinely make the exchange of clinical information simple and reliable.”

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