Cerner to integrate Surescripts prescription pricing data into its Millennium EHR

The electronic health records vendor aims to help doctors engage patients and make it easier for people to adhere to medication plans with price transparency.
By Bernie Monegain
10:35 AM
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Cerner integrate Surescripts prescription data into Millennium EHR

Cerner announced a new collaboration with Surescripts to integrate real-time prescription benefit functionality into its Cerner Millennium EHR.

The companies said that including the Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit into the EHR’s physician workflow will provide patient-specific prescriptions at the point of care.

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When doctors can access patient-specific prescription pricing as a part of their workflow, it makes for a better medical decision between the doctor and the patient, Surescripts Chief Product Officer Mike Prittis said in a statement. It’s also a huge step toward improving medical adherence, he added. Moreover, it sparks engagement between doctor and patient.

Cerner Millennium provides prescription price transparency by extracting information from pharmacy benefit managers.

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Having that functionality embedded in the EHR makes it easier for doctor and patient to work as a team to create a medical plan that patients can afford and follow, Cerner President Zane Burke added. 

Cerner expects to have the new functionality online in March 2018.

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