News | September 09, 2007

Pharmacies Join the ePrescribe Florida Collaborative to Increase Patient Safety

September 10, 2007 - Leading pharmacies in Florida, including Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, Publix and Winn-Dixie, are now part of the ePrescribe Florida Collaborative to promote a cooperative statewide effort toward the adoption of electronic prescribing capabilities by physicians and clinicians.
The Pharmacy Provider Services Corp., one of the nation's oldest and largest pharmacy services companies, has joined the effort to make Florida the leader in electronic prescribing. RxHub, which electronically routes up-to-date patient medication history and pharmacy benefit information to physicians and hospitals, has joined the collaborative steering committee.
Electronic prescribing is the use of healthcare technology to improve prescribing accuracy, patient safety and costs. It gives prescribers a secure means of electronically incorporating patient medical information with health plan formulary, patient eligibility and medication history at the point of care.
EPrescribe Florida is a collaborative framework of industry stakeholders working together to help accelerate physician adoption of electronic prescribing by fostering cooperation and coordination among prescribing constituents. Founded in December 2006, the collaborative is led by a steering committee and workgroup comprised of representatives from three leading health plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), Humana, and AvMed.
"Everybody wins," said Catherine Peper, vice president of health information technology, BCBSF, and chair OF ePrescribe Florida. "Providers are in the middle, and what they want is vendor choice. That's why it has been so important to see all theses stakeholders willing to come together for the common cause of accelerating the adoption of critical technology"."

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