SOURCE: Surescripts

June 30, 2008 11:48 ET

Media Guide to E-Prescribing Now Online

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Electronic prescribing or "e-prescribing" is one of the hottest topics in healthcare. Unfortunately, e-prescribing's popularity does not make it an easy topic to cover. Getting answers to fundamental questions, tracking down reliable data and finding the right sources for comment can be a challenge. To help members of the media overcome these challenges, SureScripts, operators of the national utility used by pharmacists and physicians to transmit e-prescriptions, has created an online guide to e-prescribing resources. Simply click on www.surescripts.com/mediaguide for unlimited access to a number of useful resources:

--  Term definitions and FAQs that explain the basics of e-prescribing
--  A guide to independent experts as well as physicians and pharmacists
    using e-prescribing in communities throughout the nation
--  Statistics and graphics detailing rates of adoption nationally and by
    state
--  Data measuring the U.S. prescription drug market
--  Independent research illustrating the problems with paper-based
    prescribing and the clinical and economic benefits of e-prescribing
--  The latest state rankings based on e-prescribing activity
--  B-Roll and VNR
    

About SureScripts

Founded by the pharmacy industry in 2001, SureScripts® operates the Pharmacy Health Information Exchange™, which facilitates the secure electronic transmission of prescription information between physicians and pharmacists and provides access to lifesaving information about patients during emergencies or routine care. Working collaboratively with health plans, health systems, technology vendors and health policy leaders, SureScripts is committed to improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of the prescribing process. More information about SureScripts is available at www.surescripts.com.

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