Surescripts processes 6.5 billion data transactions in 2014

In 2014, Surescripts, an electronic prescribing network, processed 6.5 billion health data transactions, surpassing the transaction numbers of American Express (6 billion) and PayPal (4.2 billion), according to the company.

Surescripts reported 56 percent of physicians and 95 percent of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on its network, which totals approximately 67 percent of all new prescriptions. Last year, the healthcare industry also processed 764 million medication history transactions and 7.4 million clinical messages on Surescripts' network.

Surescripts by the numbers

By the end of 2014, Surescripts connected on its network:

  • 900,000 healthcare professionals
  • 61,000 pharmacies
  • 3,300 hospitals
  • 700 EHR software applications
  • 45 immunization registries
  • 32 state and regional networks
  • 230 million patients

"Connecting the nation's healthcare system is a monumental task, and while more work is needed to ensure true interoperability nationwide, there is no question that the Surescripts network is more connected than ever before," said Tom Skelton, CEO of Surescripts. "Healthcare is evolving and our collective ability to share health information is addressing a major pain point for providers and patients that ultimately saves time and money and improves the quality of care."

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