Surescripts CEO Harry Totonis to step down

Totonis to leave in March; company actively searching for successor

ARLINGTON, Va. — The head of the country's largest e-prescribing network is stepping down, the company said Thursday.

Surescripts announced that president and CEO Harry Totonis would leave the company in March. Totonis began with the company following its 2008 merger with RxHub.

Surescripts' board of directors is retaining an executive search firm to find a successor, and a spokeswoman for the company told DSN that it was actively looking for a replacement with Totonis' help, and did not have plans to appoint an interim CEO at this time.

"Harry is a visionary, responsible for the transformation of Surescripts into the nation's leading clinical network that is shaping how health care connects and communicates by expanding capabilities to enable interoperability between health systems, physicians and pharmacists," Surescripts co-chairman Steven Miller said. "We are extremely pleased with what Harry has accomplished and believe the company is well-positioned for continued success."

The company has grown rapidly under Totonis' leadership, today connecting more than half a million prescribers, 94% of retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals and others, allowing the transmission of e-prescriptions, immunization records, continuity of care documents and referrals. The company also acquired data encryption firm Kryptiq in 2012.

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