Cerner adds drug pricing tool

Cerner teamed up with CoverMyMeds to provide clinicians and patients with the cost of prescription drugs from within the Cerner ePrescribe workflow.

Under the partnership, Cerner will integrate patient-specific benefit information into its EHR so clinicians can review cost information before prescribing medications. The new service will integrate information from businesses, such as pharmacy networks and payers to provide patient payment details at the point of care.

"As healthcare spending increases, the need for prescription price transparency is becoming as important as ever. Access to valuable pricing information gives healthcare providers the opportunity to provide their patients with up-to-date information on the most appropriate and cost-effective medications before they reach the pharmacy," Cerner Chief Client Officer John Peterzalek said in a news release.

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