Modern Healthcare health IT reporter Joseph Conn interviewed Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton about the role of e-prescribing in achieving meaningful interoperability.
A number of insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and technology companies are developing smartphone and computer apps to provide accurate drug-pricing information for patients and physicians.
The nation's largest e-prescribing network reported another big jump in e-prescribing volume, but the number of e-prescribers increased more slowly and e-prescribing of controlled substances has lagged.
There is interoperability in American healthcare, more than is generally thought, a federal health IT official and multiple advisers noted during a rare joint meeting Wednesday of the two main federally chartered health information technology advisory panels.
Surescripts, an electronic prescription and clinical technology network, has named Tom Skelton CEO. Skelton will start Aug. 25. He has several years of executive experience in the healthcare technology sector, most recently working with Foundation Radiology Group and Med3000.
Medication reconciliation, a standard operating procedure at hospitals, remains a process in need of work, according to a report based on a study of 19 hospitals released by the National Institute for Health Care Reform.
Walgreen Co., the Deerfield, Ill.-based operator of more than 8,200 drugstores and 750 retail clinics, will collaborate to coordinate patient care with CHE Trinity Health, a Livonia, Mich.-based system that operates more than 80 hospitals where 3,200 physicians practice.
More than 1 billion e-prescriptions last year moved through Surescripts, the electronic prescription network than handles the bulk of the nation's e-Rx traffic. More than 70% of physicians are now e-prescribers. Delaware, for the second year in a row, ranked as the top state for e-Rx, with 81% of...
Retail clinic operators such as CVS are rapidly expanding into the estimated $5 billion market for simple primary-care services. But their growing presence is raising concerns about further fragmentation of medical care, even as momentum grows for tighter coordination across the care continuum.
Dr. Stuart Marcus has been named president and CEO of St. Vincent's Health Services, Bridgeport, Conn.
Harry Totonis, president and CEO of Surescripts, will step down in March, the Arlington, Va.-based national clinical network announced.