Content about Electronic prescribing

September 13, 2011

Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has certified Definitive Homecare Solutions' CPR+ specialty pharmacy software for e-prescribing.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Electronic prescribing network Surescripts has certified Definitive Homecare Solutions' CPR+ specialty pharmacy software for e-prescribing.

Definitive Homecare Solutions said CPR+ incorporates e-prescribing capabilities into a workflow queue that is designed specifically for specialty pharmacies, helping meet specialty pharmacies' needs by providing a step-by-step process to guide them through patient intake, medication dispensing and refill, clinical patient assessment and reimbursement.

August 26, 2011

As officials across the East Coast closely monitor the approach of Hurricane Irene, Walgreens on Thursday afternoon released several tips for assuring prescription needs are met for those potentially impacted by the storm.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As officials across the East Coast closely monitor the approach of Hurricane Irene, Walgreens on Thursday afternoon released several tips for assuring prescription needs are met for those potentially impacted by the storm.

In the event of evacuation, patients should proceed to a safe location first and refill any medications at the nearest pharmacy. That allows patients to avoid potentially long lines at their local pharmacy, and they won't needlessly delay any evacuation.

June 20, 2011

CVS Caremark will launch a pilot of a 
real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its pharmacy benefit management clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.


CVS Caremark will launch a pilot of a 
real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its pharmacy benefit management clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.


May 26, 2011

CVS Caremark and a panel of health experts explored research findings and the problem of medication nonadherence Thursday morning during CVS Caremark’s first-ever national forum on medication nonadherence at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark and a panel of health experts explored research findings and the problem of medication nonadherence Thursday morning during CVS Caremark’s first-ever national forum on medication nonadherence at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Monday that it will be launching a pilot of a real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its PBM clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced on Monday that it will be launching a pilot of a real-time, integrated electronic prior authorization capability, available to its PBM clients, to help speed access to prescription medications.

February 11, 2011

Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

NEW YORK — Bills introduced in the legislatures of nearly a dozen states have pharmacy benefit managers and the generic drug industry fearing that the bills could lead to limits on doctors’ abilities to prescribe generics through e-prescribing.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the main lobby for PBMs, said the bills would prohibit doctors from seeing lower-cost drug options, including generics and preferred brands; would prevent the e-prescribing software from showing safety information; and would disallow lower-cost pharmacy options.

January 7, 2011

Walgreens’ increasing use of mobile technology platforms is transforming the way the company reaches patients and is expanding its ability to deliver health services via smart phones and other devices, a Walgreens official asserted Friday.

LAS VEGAS — Walgreens’ increasing use of mobile technology platforms is transforming the way the company reaches patients and is expanding its ability to deliver health services via smart phones and other devices, a Walgreens official asserted Friday.

Speaking at the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show’s Digital Health Summit this morning, Walgreens chief medical officer Cheryl Pegus laid out the ways the health services and retail pharmacy giant is leveraging technology to make personal health management easier for patients.

January 5, 2011

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — When you get north of Syracuse, N.Y., you enter a special part of Retail Pharmacy America known as “Kinney Country,” where people know their neighbors and everybody knows their neighborhood drug store.


November 15, 2010

There is a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and prescription...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — There is a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and prescription abandonment, according to the findings of a CVS Caremark-sponsored study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study also found that e-prescriptions are more likely to be abandoned at retail compared with handwritten prescriptions.

October 25, 2010

Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology...

NEW ORLEANS Opening another front in its long campaign to extend electronic prescribing and health information technology throughout the United States, e-prescribing platform provider Surescripts said Monday that it will expand its nationwide e-prescribing network to accelerate the digital transformation of the nation’s healthcare system by enabling the electronic exchange of all types of clinical information.

October 24, 2010

Health care’s lumbering shift to electronic prescribing and health information technology has been a long...

October 18, 2010

October is American Pharmacists Month, and Kinney Drugs has spent it educating patients about the...

August 26, 2010

Since the turn of the 21st century, community pharmacy and its technology allies have waged...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Since the turn of the 21st century, community pharmacy and its technology allies have waged a long fight to shift the nation’s fractious healthcare system to a common communications and record-keeping platform via electronic prescribing and information technology. Those efforts -- led by such companies as Surescripts, the pharmacy industry-founded e-prescribing network -- have made progress.

August 24, 2010

A White House report encouraging the healthcare system’s transformation to health information technology drew a...

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and ST. PAUL, Minn. A White House report encouraging the healthcare system’s transformation to health information technology drew a strong endorsement Tuesday from the nation’s largest electronic prescription network.

July 19, 2010

In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the rapid nationwide adoption of health information technology as a major tool in the nation’s drive to improve patient compliance with medication therapy.

 

July 18, 2010

With a regulatory stroke, the Obama White House has swept away the last serious legal...

July 7, 2010

In honor of its dedication to driving the adoption of e-prescribing technology in Michigan, the...

DETROIT In honor of its dedication to driving the adoption of e-prescribing technology in Michigan, the Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative was presented with the 2010 Health Information Technology Innovation Leadership Award at the first annual Michigan HIT Leadership and Innovation Awards reception.

June 6, 2010

Not long ago, one could become a pharmacist with a bachelor’s degree. Today, going into...

June 3, 2010

Now, it’s up to the doctors....

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Now, it’s up to the doctors.

(THE NEWS: DEA allows controlled drug e-prescribing, handing pharmacy advocates a key victory. For the full story, click here)

May 31, 2010

Capping a decade-long -– and ultimately victorious -– battle by pharmacy and technology interests to...

WASHINGTON Capping a decade-long -– and ultimately victorious -– battle by pharmacy and technology interests to modernize all facets of the prescription prescribing and dispensing process, the Drug Enforcement Administration has struck down legal impediments to the electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

May 20, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has praised a New York Times article that...

April 28, 2010

A recent study by CVS Caremark and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield looked at e-prescribing...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. A recent study by CVS Caremark and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield looked at e-prescribing data and found that not only are a significant number of patients with chronic illnesses not filling their prescriptions, but the issue of nonadherence also is larger than previously thought.

April 22, 2010

Efforts by retail pharmacies and pharmacy groups to spur the adoption of electronic-prescribing technology among...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Efforts by retail pharmacies and pharmacy groups to spur the adoption of electronic-prescribing technology among the nation’s technology-averse physicians are nothing new. Nor are collaborative campaigns that enlist pharmacies and technology vendors. But a joint campaign to speed e-prescribing by a pharmacy benefits manager and a health insurer? That’s a far less frequent occurrence.

March 14, 2010

It’s getting cheaper to generate, receive and process electronic prescriptions. E-prescribing network provider Surescripts made...

March 1, 2010

E-prescription adoption and use in the United States has skyrocketed over the past two years,...