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Emdeon, Chain Drug Consortium renew contract for multiple pharmacy solutions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Emdeon Inc., a provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, today announced it has been selected to continue providing multiple pharmacy solutions to the Chain Drug Consortium, a collaborative that represents more than 1,000 retail pharmacies nationwide. Among the renewed services, CDC participating pharmacies will be able to utilize the Emdeon Clinical Exchange eRx Network, which is designed to enhance interoperable information exchange and help improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.

"Certainly as we build a model for success with evolving reimbursement models, coordination of care and engaging patients in a meaningful way, we feel confident that Emdeon is a technology leader positioned to help the retail pharmacy succeed," said Robert J. Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White Pharmacy.

Through Emdeon's innovative services, expansive connectivity and industry expertise, pharmacies can be relieved of administrative burdens, empowered to more actively engage patients and enabled to efficiently exchange clinical information. Managing nearly 300 million clinical and pharmacy exchanges annually on the Emdeon Clinical Exchange eRx Network, Emdeon is uniquely positioned to deliver clinical, administrative and financial solutions through pharmacy management systems and across patient-care access points.

"Emdeon has been a trusted partner of the CDC for more than ten years," said Eddie Frisch, president and CEO for Chain Drug Consortium. "We are pleased to renew our commitment to providing participating CDC members with solid pharmacy technology and services and Emdeon's unmatched customer service."

For more than 30 years, Emdeon has provided a comprehensive suite of both clinical and administrative healthcare solutions. Today, hospitals, physicians, labs, payers and pharmacies use Emdeon's network to exchange health information more than seven billion times annually. As the single largest clinical, financial and administrative health information exchange in the United States, Emdeon's network currently reaches approximately 500,000 providers, 81,000 dentists, 60,000 pharmacies, 5,000 hospitals, 1,200 payers and 350 labs.

"We are excited to renew our longstanding relationship with the CDC. The CDC and its members are on the cutting edge of providing pharmacy services that help improve patient care and are demonstrating the value of pharmacies as key members of the patient care team," said Kevin Mahoney, executive vice president of pharmacy services for Emdeon.

Emdeon will be exhibiting its comprehensive suite of pharmacy solutions at booth 2704 during the NACDS technology expo August 12-14, 2013.

To read more about the products and events happening at NACDS Total Store Expo this week, click here.


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