RxAmerica partners with SureScripts to provide e-prescribing capabilities


SALT LAKE CITY Pharmacy benefit management company RxAmerica will provide electronic prescribing to prescribers and plans with SureScripts, RxAmerica announced Monday.

Alexandria, Va.-based SureScripts operates an electronic communications network that connects physicians to pharmacies through e-prescribing, which eliminates paper from the prescription process and, according to the Center for Information Technology Leadership, could prevent 130,000 life-threatening medication errors a year in addition to saving time. Its network includes drug store chains such as Duane Reade, CVS, Longs Drugs and Walgreens.

"We are very excited to be working with SureScripts to provide the value of safety and efficiency to our customers and their members," said John Gardynik, president of RxAmerica. "It has been shown that e-prescribing increases both the efficiency of plan practices and the accuracy of the prescribing process."

RxAmerica is a subsidiary of Longs Drug Stores.

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