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2012-09-24 06:27:35

Drugstore Lobby Bill Prohibits Mail-Service Pharmacies from Charging Less WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pending legislation (PA HB 511/SB 201) that would prohibit mail-service pharmacies from charging less than drugstores would increase health care costs for Pennsylvania employers and consumers by more than $570 million over the next ten years, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today. The Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund also...

2012-09-12 06:31:36

SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new medical test system announced today by Genelex Corporation could save thousands of lives and reduce annual healthcare costs by hundreds of millions of dollars by preventing adverse reactions to prescribed and over-the-counter drugs. "YouScript is the most comprehensive prescription drug management system ever created, able to clearly define what drugs and combinations of drugs a person should - and should not - be prescribed, not only for safety...

2012-08-27 02:25:44

MARLTON, N.J. and MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Siemens Healthcare (NYSE: SI) has announced that Virtua (Marlton, N.J.), a multi-hospital healthcare system, has achieved a significant clinical milestone in the adoption of electronic health records. Physicians at all four Virtua hospitals (Berlin, Marlton, Mount Holly and Voorhees, N.J.,) are now entering clinical orders electronically through the use of the Soarian® Clinicals enterprise health IT solution. Electronic...

2012-08-06 06:24:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative today released results from national and statewide studies that show e-prescribing - the electronic transmission of patient prescriptions by a health care provider to a pharmacy - is growing rapidly. According to SureScripts, a national e-prescribing network, Pennsylvania ranks 11th among states for adoption and use of e-prescribing. SureScripts identified 2,719 independent pharmacies actively...

2012-07-31 23:01:45

DrFirst Chief Strategy and Privacy Officer, Thomas E. Sullivan, M.D., testified this month before an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hearing on identity proofing solutions for electronic prescribing of controlled substances. The topic of the hearing was “Sharing Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.” Dr. Sullivan indicated the second rule of medicine should be: “Secundo, tardus ne me” meaning “Second, don´t slow me...

2012-03-29 06:25:08

DETROIT, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six years ago, before smartphones were a veritable cornerstone of daily life, a few hundred physicians in Southeast Michigan joined an initiative to begin using similar handheld devices in an effort to more safely and efficiently prescribe medications for their patients. Today, the Steering Committee of the Southeast Michigan ePrescribing Initiative (SEMI) reports that more than 7,500 physicians in the area are actively prescribing...

2012-02-22 11:53:00

New Prescription Drug Tax Would Increase Rx Costs by More Than $285 Million WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mail-service pharmacies will save Missouri consumers, employers, unions, the state government, and other commercially-insured payers $914 million in prescription drug costs over the next ten years, according to new research released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). New legislation (MO HB 1581) would grant special protections for...

2012-02-21 06:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewCrop LLC has selected Verizon Enterprise Solutions to provide secure identity services for NewCrop's new electronic system for prescribing controlled substances. NewCrop will integrate Verizon's tailored digital identity solution, Verizon Universal Identity Services-Healthcare, to enable customers to submit electronic prescriptions for controlled substances via a secure, managed Web-based service. Verizon will provide registration,...

2012-02-13 11:14:00

PBMs Will Save Missouri Consumers and Payers $40 Billion Over the Next Decade WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has launched a new ad campaign in Missouri that highlights the core value proposition of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The ad campaign - "That's What PBMs Do" - focuses on key themes including: PBMs lower costs for employers, unions, and consumers. PBM mail-service pharmacies improve safety,...

2012-02-09 09:36:00

PBMs Will Save Pennsylvania Consumers and Payers $89 Billion Over the Next Decade WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has launched a new ad campaign in Pennsylvania that highlights the core value proposition of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The ad campaign - "That's What PBMs Do" - focuses on key themes including: PBMs lower costs for employers, unions, and consumers. PBM mail-service pharmacies improve safety,...