Capital BlueCross and Prematics have announced a ground-breaking initiative to provide eligible Central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley area physicians with state-of-the-art electronic prescription handheld wireless devices and complete ongoing turn-key service, free of charge.
As a result, physicians and patients in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley will gain important time-saving, cost-saving and safety benefits from the nation’s only comprehensive, end-to-end electronic prescribing service, ScriptTone.
The ScriptTone electronic prescribing service is connected to RxHub, an established industry network exchange, which provides physicians with up-to-date patient medication history and pharmacy benefit information. This allows physicians to write clinically appropriate prescriptions while saving money for the patient.
ScriptTone is also connected to the SureScripts retail pharmacy network to send prescriptions electronically to the patient’s pharmacy of choice.
For physicians, the free ScriptTone service supported by Capital BlueCross offers several benefits, the company said. It saves time and reduces office administrative expenses by eliminating many steps in the current paper-driven process of prescribing medication, including time spent correcting pharmacy errors resulting from misunderstood hand-written prescriptions.
For patients, meanwhile, Prematics’ ScriptTone service likewise saves time and expense, and above all, improves safety by significantly reducing the potential for adverse drug interactions.
We expect the free ScriptTone e-prescribing service to make a real difference – particularly for our members who rely on smaller physician practices where primary care physicians might not otherwise have access to an e-prescribing solution, commented Anita Smith, president and CEO of Capital BlueCross.
By collaborating closely with Capital BlueCross and harnessing the power of the ScriptTone platform, we have a unique opportunity to make Central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley the e-health showcase for the nation, added Scott Puritz, CEO of Prematics.