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2023 Surescripts White Coat Award recognizes 11 healthcare industry leaders

The 2023 Surescripts White Coat Award recognizes healthcare leaders’ commitment to performance, innovation and accuracy.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor

Surescripts has awarded the 2023 Surescripts White Coat Award to 11 healthcare industry leaders, recognizing their commitment to performance, innovation and accuracy.

The 2023 Surescripts White Coat Award winners achieved excellence across three categories, including Highest Performance, Innovation and RxChange Champion. This year’s winners include the following leaders from across health care:

  • athenahealth
  • BestRx Pharmacy Software
  • CVS Caremark
  • CenterWell Pharmacy
  • DAW Systems (ScriptSure)
  • Epic
  • Huntsville Hospital
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Veradigm
  • Walmart

“With more than 2.34 billion e-prescriptions filled in 2022, it is essential that we work together across the Surescripts Network Alliance to achieve the highest standards for prescription accuracy and patient safety,” said Frank Harvey, CEO of Surescripts. “The 2023 White Coat Award winners are moving prescription accuracy and performance forward by working tirelessly to protect patient safety, accelerate time to therapy by eliminating confusion and rework and helping ensure patients get the best possible care.”

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“athenahealth is dedicated to curing complexity and simplifying the practice of care across the healthcare system,” said Nele Jessel, chief medical officer of athenahealth. “Enabling prescription accuracy, smoothing workflows and eliminating confusion all enables better patient outcomes, allowing providers and pharmacists to focus on delivering the best possible care. It’s an honor to be recognized by Surescripts as a leader in the category with the 2023 White Coat Award.”

“It is an honor for CenterWell Pharmacy to again receive this award that showcases our strong commitment to innovation, which drives both quality of care and safety through prescription accuracy,” said Michelle Hartman, associate vice president of CenterWell Pharmacy. “We take pride in providing a fast and reliable way for our customers to manage and receive their prescriptions whenever and wherever they want.”

“We are honored to be the recipient of the first ever Surescripts White Coat Award for Innovation,” said Tom Langan, president and chief commercial officer of Veradigm. “This year we celebrate 25 years of electronic prescribing solutions, and we remain committed to continuing to invest in innovation to improve the e-prescribing experience for over 100,000 active prescribers using our solutions.”

The 2023 Surescripts White Coat Award recognizes health systems, pharmacies, pharmacy technology vendors and electronic health records vendors that help deliver clear and accurate electronic prescriptions, eliminate confusion and time-consuming phone calls and faxes, and give patients better access to the medications they need. This year’s winners were recognized for excellence in three categories:

Highest Performance: best overall performance score across e-prescriptions

RxChange Champion: successfully advancing the RxChange transaction, which lets pharmacies communicate with prescribers to resolve prescription concerns within their electronic workflow.

Innovation: driving performance optimization across the healthcare continuum, ensuring prescribers and pharmacists can provide quality care to patients in a timely manner.

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In 2022, more than 58% of prescribers using e-prescribing and 75% of pharmacies were enabled for the RxChange transaction, driving a nearly 33% increase in RxChange transaction volume over 2021, Surescripts noted.

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