|Surescripts Connects with HealthVault||| Print ||
Consumers will now be able to use Microsoft’s HealthVault to receive records of their dispensed medications from community pharmacies using a secure electronic connection to HealthVault through Surescripts.
Users can log into their HealthVault account from the Web sites of participating pharmacies and request a download of their medication history into their HealthVault account. Once established, the medication history can be automatically updated whenever a new prescription is dispensed from the pharmacy.
Surescripts also announced that Massachusetts is the leading state in e-prescribing. Rounding out the top 10 states are Michigan, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Hawaii, and Florida.
According to the company there are 200,000 office-based prescribers e-prescribing nationwide. That equates to one out of every three physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the United States.