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Surescripts Recognizes Nine Electronic Health Records Companies as Finalists for the 2018 White Coat Award


Recently Revamped Award Celebrates Shared Commitment to Patient
Safety and Workflow Efficiency by Improving E-Prescribing Accuracy

Nine finalists have been chosen for the recently
White Coat Award
™ which celebrates the extensive work undertaken by
electronic health records (EHR) companies from across the Surescripts
Network Alliance™
to improve electronic prescription accuracy.

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As part of the Surescripts Critical
Performance Improvement
(CPI) program, the White Coat Award
identifies true market leaders who are striving to meet the highest
levels of clinical accuracy. Through best-practice adoption and
technology enhancements, including RxChange, CancelRx and E-Prescribing
for Controlled Substances, they are effectively improving the accuracy
of each of the 1.74
billion e-prescriptions
that traverse the Surescripts network

"The White Coat Award represents some of our biggest success stories in
tackling an industrywide problem by collaborating across the Surescripts
Network Alliance," said Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of
Surescripts. "By working together across markets, we are delivering on
our purpose of increasing patient safety by moving beyond digitizing
prescriptions to optimizing the entire medication process, ensuring that
prescriber intent is clear each and every time."

More than one in ten e-prescriptions—or nearly half a million a
day—contains a quality issue within the patient directions (i.e., Sig),
according to a recently published study.
Optimizing the e-prescribing process can greatly improve care quality,
reduce costs and enhance patient safety and ensures higher quality
information every time the prescription data is used, such as during medication

In 2015, Surescripts convened representatives from every facet of the
Surescripts Network Alliance to identify and address e-prescribing's
pain points. In 2016, Surescripts created Surescripts
to monitor and analyze electronic prescriptions and
identify improvement opportunities. As a result of the quality
improvements made by EHR companies, Surescripts measured a 26 percent
improvement in prescription accuracy in 2017 by optimizing the
e-prescribing process across five key elements: Drug Description,
Potency Unit Code, Structured and Codified Sig, Representative National
Drug Code (NDC) and RxNorm.

The White Coat Award includes three categories: Highest Accuracy, Most
Improved Accuracy and Trailblazer. Two finalists were selected from each
of two EHR tiers. Tier 1 includes EHRs with more than 20,000 active
monthly prescribers. Tier 2 includes EHRs with up to 20,000 active
monthly prescribers.

The White Coat Award for Highest Accuracy

The Highest Accuracy award criteria leverages Surescripts' Quality Index
Score as of August 1, 2018. The Quality Index Score is a measure of
overall prescription accuracy based on Surescripts Sentinel data that
delivers insights to pharmacists, prescribers and technology vendors.

The finalists for the Surescripts White Coat Award for Highest Accuracy
are: Allscripts,
Medical Software
, iSalus
and NextGen

The White Coat Award for Most Improved Accuracy

The Most Improved Accuracy award recognizes the EHRs with the
most-improved Surescripts Quality Index Score between August 1, 2017,
and August 1, 2018.

The finalists for the Surescripts White Coat Award for Most Improved
Accuracy are: Epic,
Value-Based Care Solutions group, formerly of GE Healthcare,
and RxNT.

The White Coat Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer award recognizes EHRs with the most accurate combined
Drug Description, Drug ID, Sig and Potency Unit Code as of August 1,

The finalists for the Surescripts White Coat Trailblazer Award are: Allscripts,
and NextGen

Surescripts White Coat Award winners will be announced at the annual
Surescripts Network Alliance Forum (formerly Surescripts Customer
Forum), taking place October 1–3 at the MGM National Harbor near
Washington, D.C.

White Coat Award winners will be nationally recognized as leaders in
e-prescription accuracy in a variety of ways throughout 2018, including
a video, the Surescripts 2018 National Progress Report, and
presentations at prescription accuracy-related industry events. These
honors are designed to elevate these industry leaders' achievements and
build awareness of the necessity for and value of industrywide
collaboration in the name of zero-error e-prescribing.

For the 2018 White Coat Award, EHRs that contract directly with
Surescripts and serve multiple provider groups were considered. No
submission was required. Read Questions
& Answers: Surescripts White Coat Award
to learn more.

About Surescripts

Our purpose is to serve the nation with the single most trusted and
capable health information network, built to increase patient safety,
lower costs and ensure quality care. Since 2001, Surescripts has led the
movement to turn data into actionable intelligence, and convened the
Surescripts Network Alliance™ to enhance prescribing, inform care
decisions and advance the healthcare industry. Visit us at
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