Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Analysis, Inspection and Laboratory
LeftNav
Assisted/Independent Living
LeftNav
Clinical and Nursing Equipment
LeftNav
Design and Manufacture of Medical Equipment
LeftNav
Diagnostics Equipment, Monitoring and Test
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Health Education and Patient Management
LeftNav
Health Estates Management
LeftNav
Healthcare Support and Information Services
LeftNav
Hygiene and Infection Control
LeftNav
IT and Communications in Healthcare
LeftNav
Materials
LeftNav
Medical Device Technology
LeftNav
Research and Development
LeftNav
Safety and Security
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Health Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
Pro Engineering Zone
 
 
News

Availity signs up Prematics to implement new electronic prescribing solution

Artromick International : 28 February, 2008  (New Product)
Availity and Prematics have reached an agreement to equip physician practices with a new electronic prescribing service under Availity's private label, CarePrescribe.
Prematics will deploy its technology and provide ongoing physician support on behalf of Availity and its joint ownership group, consisting of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Humana, and Health Care Service, which operates the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Initial deployment will include markets in Florida and Texas.

A leading provider of e-health transaction services, Availity optimises information between multiple health care stakeholders through a single, secure exchange on a regional basis. Administrative, clinical, and financial services are available through its secure online portal - the Availity Health Information Network-enabling physicians and providers to remove administrative inefficiencies, reduce costs, and improve the patient experience.

Availity will add CarePrescribe to its existing suite of services available on the portal. As a result, participating physicians will have access to important patient-specific formulary, eligibility, and medication history at the point of care for all patients, regardless of coverage, as well as the ability to transmit prescriptions electronically to the patient's pharmacy of choice.

Prematics will also provide eligible physicians with installation of dedicated wireless handheld devices and high-speed connectivity as well as training and support. All aspects of CarePrescribe will be provided at no cost to the physician practice. Both companies are finalising details of the geographic deployment schedule.

'We are confident that Prematics has the capability to deliver significant value for our payer constituents and their providers,' said Julie Klapstein, Availity chief executive officer. 'The full-service deployment strategy makes it easier than ever for physicians to adopt electronic prescribing, and the continued, proactive support helps ensure usage over the long term. Availity is committed to making e-prescribing a success, as a critical function to improve patient care and enhance overall efficiency in our health care delivery system.'

Prematics employs a shared investment’ approach to deployment of electronic prescribing. The company commits its own resources to cover the cost of market implementation and physician service - including all equipment, installation, training, and ongoing support. The approach eliminates longstanding barriers to adoption by alleviating cost and administrative technology burdens for physicians and payers alike.

'Prematics is pleased to be selected for this multi-state electronic prescribing initiative,' said Kevin Hutchinson, chief executive officer for Prematics. 'Availity is a company with deep expertise in service-based health care IT that recognises the value and importance of providing high-quality physician support. Availity's decision to engage Prematics' shared investment deployment on behalf of multiple health plan clients signals our innovative approach has strong support in the payer community. We applaud Availity and its payer constituents for acknowledging this strategy's real ability to transform the delivery of clinical information technology services in this country.'
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProHealthServiceZone.com
Netgains Logo