Surescripts Expands Partnership with PointClickCare to Offer New e-Prescribing Capabilities for LTPAC Providers

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network, has
broadened its partnership with PointClickCare,
the leading cloud-based software for the senior care continuum. As its
preferred electronic connective prescribing vendor, Surescripts broadens
healthcare interoperability with its full suite of e-prescribing
services within PointClickCare’s electronic health record (EHR)
platform, including functionalities such as NewRx, CancelRx and
Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS).

“We recognize the unique needs of our senior care customers, and the
impact the right tools and solutions can have in achieving true
interoperability,” said Dave Wessinger, Chief Technology Officer of
PointClickCare. “Our broadened partnership with Surescripts will allow
us to continue to provide our customers with the information and
resources they need to streamline workflows, maintain resident safety
and improve the physician experience.”

For most long-term care facilities, prescriptions are traditionally
phoned or faxed to the pharmacy. In fact, fewer than 10 percent of
long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers are enabled to use the
NCPDP SCRIPT 10.6 standard for e-prescribing according
to a survey by LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies
Surescripts connects a nationwide network of LTPAC and EHR systems, and
provides access to 98 percent of retail pharmacies and the majority of
pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

“With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, we are committed to supporting
the long-term and post-acute care market by partnering with
PointClickCare to offer their providers access to critical patient
prescription information through our nationwide network,” said Tom
Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of Surescripts. “As the first true
example of healthcare interoperability, e-prescribing adds value to the
entire healthcare system by increasing efficiency and improving the
quality of care.”

Providers using the PointClickCare platform will have access to a suite
of solutions from Surescripts that will maximize e-prescribing, while
increasing efficiency and improving care in skilled nursing facilities.
These solutions include:

  • NewRx: Routes open orders and discharge prescriptions to
    long-term care, retail and mail-order pharmacies.
  • Census: Notifies the pharmacy of patient status changes, such
    as when a patient is admitted to or leaving a facility, or when
    his/her information changes (room number, insurance, etc.).
  • RxFill: Notifies the prescriber about the status of a
    prescription, whether it was picked up, partially dispensed or never
    dispensed (i.e., patient did not pick up the medication or the
    medication will not be dispensed at the present time).
  • Resupply: Allows facilities, such as those for LTPAC, to
    request additional quantity of a patient’s medication from the
  • CancelRx: Cancels prescriptions that have been sent to
    community pharmacies.
  • Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS):
    Provides a streamlined electronic workflow for controlled substance

PointClickCare users can learn more about Surescripts
e-prescribing capabilities and solutions
, PointClickCare’s annual user conference, November 6-9 in
Orlando, Florida.

About Surescripts
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potential of American healthcare by creating a more connected and
collaborative healthcare system. Our nationwide health information
network connects doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacists, and health
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