Surescripts CEO: Benefit managers help e-prescribing succeed

10/16/2009 | HealthNewsDigest.com

Widespread adoption of e-prescribing has resulted from "unprecedented collaboration" between pharmacy benefit managers and others players in the health information technology network, Surescripts CEO Harry Totonis said. E-prescribing makes available to many people benefits including "the convenience of making one trip to the pharmacy or receiving your prescription by mail; or the improved safety of legible prescriptions and providing doctors a more complete prescription history; or the savings that come from a patient and their doctor knowing about and selecting lower-cost prescription alternatives," Totonis says.

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