October 24, 2008
Sequel Systems, Inc. receives SureScripts-RxHub Certification for SequelMed EMR v7.50
SequelMed Connects Physicians with Pharmacies Across the Country
Melville, NY (October 24, 2008) – Sequel Systems Inc., a leading provider of medical practice management and EMR software through its flagship product SequelMed®, announced today that it has completed certification with SureScripts-RxHub. SequelMed® users will now be able to electronically and securely exchange new prescriptions and prescription information with pharmacies and PBMs in communities throughout all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
The connection to SureScripts-RxHub allows physicians who e-prescribe using SequelMed® to access valuable real-time pharmacy and payer information before prescriptions are written, thereby reducing errors and increasing physician effectiveness. Before a physician or provider prepares an e-prescription, eligibility and formulary information will be provided through the SequelMed® application. With patient consent, medication history can also be provided. The connection to SureScripts-RxHub also allows prescribers to send new prescriptions electronically, directly to pharmacy computers – before a patient leaves their physician’s office.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that more than 1.5 million Americans are injured every year by medication errors. In the same report, the IOM recommended that all prescriptions be written and received electronically by the year 2010.
SureScripts-RxHub gives healthcare providers secure, electronic access to prescription information that can save their patients’ lives and reduce the cost of healthcare for all. Available during emergencies or routine care, SureScripts-RxHub’s network is used by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners nationwide to exchange health information and prescribe without paper. The next time you or anyone you know goes for a checkup and your healthcare provider takes out their pad and pen to write a prescription, take the opportunity to ask them for an e-prescription instead. For more information visit www.surescripts.com.