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NaviMedix offers free electronic prescribing for 190,000 physicians

AllscriptsMisys Healthcare Solutions : 05 June, 2007  (New Product)
Allscripts and NaviMedix has announced an agreement to provide Allscripts' eRx NOWSM ePrescribing solution o NaviMedix's US network of more than 190,000 physicians.
The eRx NOW solution will be offered at no cost to users of NaviNet, NaviMedix's free web based provider communications solution.

As part of the agreement, NaviMedix also will become an executive sponsor of the National ePrescribing Patient safety Coalition (NEPSI) - a $100 million campaign to offer free electronic prescribing technology to every physician in America.

NaviMedix joins existing NEPSI co-leaders Allscripts and Dell; technology sponsors Cisco, Fujitsu, Microsoft, and Sprint; healthcare sponsors Aetna, Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, WellPoint; information sponsor Wolters Kluwer Health; connectivity sponsor SureScripts; and search sponsor Google.

The companies also announced plans to collaborate on additional services and integration that will enhance the value and efficiency of each company's solutions.

'NaviMedix is very excited to be joining the NEPSI coalition and supporting increased adoption of electronic prescribing', said Tim Hargarten, president and chief executive officer of NaviMedix.

'We have the ability to accelerate adoption by giving healthcare providers across the country an easy and convenient way to access eRx NOW via our network of electronically linked physician offices and hospitals'.

'Providing a comprehensive ePrescribing platform for free to NaviNet users will greatly expand the value of our solutions to our 190,000 providers as well as our customers and partners who sponsor NaviNet'.

The NEPSI coalition was launched in January to address the public crisis surrounding preventable medication errors, which injure at least 1.5 million Americans and claim more than 7,000 lives each year, according to a July 2006 study by the federally funded Institute of Medicine (IOM).

The IOM report called on all of the nation's physicians to adopt electronic prescribing by 2010, yet acknowledged that many have been reluctant to use the technology because of a perception that it costs too much and requires too much time to learn and install.

NEPSI addresses those barriers by providing physicians simple, safe and secure electronic prescribing at no cost.

The free NEPSI solution, eRx NOW, is web based software powered by the same engine used today by more than 20,000 physicians to write millions of electronic prescriptions each year.

Designed to appeal to physicians in solo practice or small groups, eRx NOW is available free to any healthcare provider with legal authority to prescribe medications, and requires no download, no new hardware, and minimal training.

The product can quickly generate secure electronic prescriptions and deliver them computer-to-computer or via electronic fax to nearly 70,000 retail pharmacies - more than 95 percent of all US pharmacies - via SureScripts.

All prescriptions are instantly checked for potentially harmful interactions with a patient's other medications using a real-time complete medication database provided by Wolters Kluwer Health, as well as real-time notification of insurance formulary status from leading payers, plans and pharmacy benefit managers.

Clinicians also can use eRx NOW to search and find targeted health-related information for themselves or patients using the NEPSI Custom Search Engine from Google.

'We are excited to welcome NaviMedix to the NEPSI coalition and to provide eRx NOW to their network of physicians across the country', said Glen Tullman, co-chair of NEPSI and chief executive officer of Allscripts.

'Our partnership is another strong step towards fulfilling the NEPSI goal of enabling every physician in America to prescribe electronically for maximum patient safety'.

Dr James Coffin, general manager of Healthcare and Life Sciences for Dell - the national sponsor of NEPSI - commented, 'Electronic prescribing and other enabling technologies, such as electronic health records, hold great promise as a means to help upgrade our nation's healthcare system and improve patient care'.

'Dell works with partners, such as Allscripts and NaviMedix, to deliver solutions to help improve the quality, efficiency and productivity of healthcare'.
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