E-prescribing and price transparency: How both are changing the game, hand-in-hand

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E-prescribing — the ability to electronically send an error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point-of-care — comes with many evident benefits compared to its paper counterparts. As e-prescribing becomes more sophisticated and widespread, in healthcare, a less obvious benefit is emerging. E-prescribing presents a special opportunity for care teams and patients to have conversations about the cost of medications and treatments. As a result, physicians are better positioned to manage a patient’s health and condition by making informed decisions that account for patients’ financial realities, and patients are better positioned to adhere to prescribed medications they can afford and easily obtain with their insurance coverage.

Each day, 5 million e-prescriptions cross the Surescripts network, and nearly three-fourths of all prescriptions in the U.S. are transferred electronically via the Surescripts network. Join Tom Skelton, CEO of Surescripts, on this podcast to learn more about how a nationwide health information network can serve as a window into medication and treatment costs.

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