Solana Beach, CA – March 25, 2015 – HealthFusion, Inc.‘s MediTouch® EHR e-prescribing (eRx) system has been awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2014, for a unprecedented fourth consecutive year. The White Coat of Quality is Surescripts’ highest recognition for software providers that uphold their strict standards for clinical quality and best practices in e-prescribing. Only four of the top 40 EHRs are multi-year winners, and four-time winners are even more rare, with fewer than 10 achieving that distinction.
Previously certified as a Surescripts Solution Provider, the MediTouch e-prescribing system is designed to facilitate increased care quality and patient safety. The only EHR software to include a feature for CMS’ new Chronic Care Management code and one of the first five pure ambulatory EHR companies to achieve Meaningful Use EMR Stage 2 certification, MediTouch has shown continuous improvement in order to receive the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for multiple years.
Among the stringent requirements HealthFusion met to earn the 2014 White Coat of Quality award were:
- Measure e-prescription content error levels monthly and report to Surescripts in final submission.
- Submit a quality commitment letter signed by senior leadership affirming the company’s commitment toward a goal of zero electronic prescription content errors.
- Make any software changes needed to reduce e-prescription clinical content error levels.
- Communicate with or train end-users on how to better utilize their e-prescribing system to reduce clinical content errors
“We are honored to recognize these organizations for their leadership and persistence in advancing e-prescribing quality industry-wide,” Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Quality at Surescripts, said in an announcement of the award winners.
“We are extremely pleased that Surescripts has awarded MediTouch their quality award for an extraordinary fourth consecutive year,” said Seth Flam, DO, CEO and President of HealthFusion.
“This award is tangible evidence of a corporate culture that is relentless in its pursuit of the highest level of quality. We are committed to continuing to improve the quality, efficiency, and accuracy of the e-prescribing experience for MediTouch EHR prescribers and we work closely with Surescripts to achieve that goal,” Dr. Flam added. “We are pleased that the Surescripts White Coat of Quality evaluation process has allowed us to demonstrate once again our commitment to quality e-prescribing solutions, and to the highest quality medical office software.”
About Surescripts’ Quality Program
Surescripts’ industry-leading Quality Management Framework focuses on implementing proven clinical quality guidelines and best practices that help EHR software providers deliver continuous improvements to workflow to help prescribers and pharmacists realize the full benefits of e-prescribing and electronic information exchange. Surescripts’ White Coat of Quality award recognizes software providers that have achieved quality criteria and implemented software improvements. This unique collaboration between Surescripts, EHR vendors, pharmacies and PBMs is measurably improving the e-prescribing process. For more information, contact the Surescripts Quality Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1998, HealthFusion develops web-based, cloud computing software for physicians, hospitals and medical billing services. HealthFusion’s fully integrated solution includes MediTouch EHR (Electronic Health Record and Patient Portal) and MediTouch PM (Practice Management and Claims Clearinghouse).
MediTouch EHR was designed for use on mobile tablets such as the iPad, and offers a unique array of features that facilitate adoption of EHR technology. Features include a Chronic Care Management feature, Nursing Home Scheduling capabilities, cross-compatibility with traditional desktop and laptop devices, and an affordable subscription payment model. MediTouch EHR is Meaningful Use 2014 Certified, and thousands of users throughout the country place their trust in HealthFusion and MediTouch every day.