ST. PAUL, Minn. RxHub has announced an expansion to its RxHub National Patient Health Information Network, which now provides clinicians information for more than 200 million patient records at the point of care.
“RxHub provided significant education for payers on the importance of providing prescription benefit and history information to clinicians at the point of prescribing in 2007,” stated Tom Groom, senior vice president of business development for RxHub. “Payers of prescription claims realize that the benefits of connecting to RxHub can improve patient safety and clinical workflow efficiency which results in measurable cost savings in healthcare delivery.”
A study conducted by the Gorman Group in 2007 found that approximately 70 percent of the safety and savings advantages of ePrescribing resulted from doctors being given immediate access to patient level medication histories, safety alerts, and preferred drug options before prescriptions are electronically transmitted to pharmacies.
“ePrescribing transactions processed by RxHub increased by 38 percent from 2006,” stated JP Little, chief operating officer for RxHub. “While this rate of growth is impressive, RxHub is positioned to make a monumental impact to the ePrescribing industry in 2008.”