INDUSTRY WATCH: July/August 2015 

Surescripts reached a major milestone last year with 6.5 billion health data transactions processed. By way of comparison, American Express processed 6 billion transactions and PayPal 4.2 billion.

In 2014 Surescripts also connected 900,000 healthcare professionals, 61,000 pharmacies, 3,300 hospitals, 700 EHR software applications, 45 immunization registries, and 32 state and regional networks, with access to health information for 230 million patients. This represents 71% of the U.S. population.

Last year 95% of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on the Surescripts network, which represented 67% of all new prescriptions.