|E-Prescribing on the Rise||| Print ||
Surescripts, which operates the country’s largest national electronic prescribing network, reported that more than 100,000 prescribers are now routing prescriptions electronically. “In the past two years, the U.S. has gone from 19,000 to 103,000 prescribers routing prescriptions electronically — punctuated by 39% sequential growth in prescriber adoption in the first quarter of this year,” says Harry Totonis, president and CEO of Surescripts.
Electronic prescriptions have more than doubled, from 29 million in 2007 to 68 million in 2008. And prescriber use of benefit information and prescription history grew from 37 million in 2007 to 78 million in 2008, and from 6 million in 2007 to 16 million in 2008, respectively.