New Orleans, La.-based Surescripts announced that it will expand its nationwide e-prescribing network to accelerate the digital transformation of the nation’s health care system by supporting and enabling the electronic exchange of all types of clinical information.
With this announcement, Surescripts is leveraging the success of its e-prescribing experience and its open, neutral network to enable the nationwide exchange of clinical messages, including up-to-date summaries of patients’ recent visits with their health care providers. Moving beyond e-prescribing, Surescripts will build on its established and trusted network by making available to its network participants and electronic health record partners new secure messaging tools through a strategic investment in Beaverton, Ore.-based Kryptiq. The move is further supported by two years worth of technology pilot work at Minute Clinic (Woonsocket, R.I.), the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States.
The Surescripts network is used by the nation’s pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, payers, by 200,000 e-prescribing physicians and by more than 200 different electronic health record vendors to send electronic prescriptions and share prescription information across all 50 states. E-prescribing has improved patient safety and convenience and significantly reduced the cost of processing a prescription.