Practice Partner Completes SureScripts® Certification Process to Connect Thousands of Physicians and Pharmacies

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Practice Partner, a leader in the development of electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software, announced today that it has completed the SureScripts certification process and is now a SureScripts Certified Solutions Provider™.

Practice Partner, a leader in the development of electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software, announced today that it has completed the SureScripts certification process and is now a SureScripts Certified Solutions Provider™.

Through a connection to the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network™, Practice Partner Patient Records users can securely and reliably exchange prescription data with pharmacies. Providers can send prescriptions to pharmacies as a secure electronic message, eliminating the need for printing or faxing. The connection also streamlines the prescription renewal process. Pharmacies can securely send renewal requests electronically and physicians can authorize the request online in seconds, saving physician practices valuable time by reducing pharmacy phone calls and faxes.

“We are excited to provide our clients with the ability to communicate electronically with pharmacies. It will greatly improve workflow for practices, especially when it comes to handling renewal requests,” commented Andrew G. Ury, M.D., founder and CEO of Practice Partner. “Our relationship with SureScripts is just another example of our dedication to helping practices increase productivity and improve quality of care.”

The community pharmacy industry estimates that thousands of physicians in the United States could be using their existing electronic medical record (EMR) or prescription writing software to electronically prescribe. The missing ingredient for most is a network connection to their local pharmacies. Minus that connection, the best these physicians can do is use their computer or handheld device to fax prescriptions to their local pharmacists’ fax machines.

“It’s exciting to work with an established provider of electronic health record systems like Practice Partner, who recognizes the value of two-way, pharmacy connected, electronic prescribing in a clinical environment,” said Rick Ratliff, chief operating officer of SureScripts. “By connecting to the SureScripts network, Practice Partner is enabling thousands of physicians to increase office efficiency, save time and, most importantly, improve patient safety. A direct electronic connection with pharmacies is central to eliminating the faxes, phone calls and other potential points for error in the prescribing process.”

About Practice Partner

Practice Partner, formerly known as Physician Micro Systems, Inc. or PMSI, is a leading provider of integrated electronic health record and practice management software. Founded in 1983, Practice Partner is a privately held, independent corporation that has been profitable since 1991. More than 5,000 physicians and 1,500 ambulatory care practices of all sizes and specialties—from solo-practitioners to large, multi-site practices—use Practice Partner's award-winning software to increase productivity and improve quality of care.

For more information about Practice Partner, visit http://www.practicepartner.com or contact Jessica Blue of Zarb Consulting at 919-845-9100.

About SureScripts

SureScripts®, the largest network provider of electronic prescribing services, is committed to building relationships within the health care community and working collaboratively with key industry stakeholders and organizations to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of health care by improving the overall prescribing process. At the core of this improvement effort is the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network™, a health care infrastructure which establishes electronic communications between pharmacists and physicians and enables the two-way electronic exchange of prescription information. Today, 90 percent of all pharmacies in the United States are certified on the SureScripts network. More information about SureScripts is available at http://www.surescripts.com.

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