For the second year running, Bizmatics has been awarded Surescripts’ White Coat of Quality for 2013 for e-prescribing excellence. Bizmatics received the distinction for their electronic medical record and practice management software, PrognoCIS, which is certified by Surescripts for complete e-prescription functionality.
To be recognized for the White Coat of Quality award, health technology vendors must demonstrate high quality standards in e-prescribing. Bizmatics received the distinction as a result of their commitment to providing an e-prescribing process that is both safe and efficient, as well as their dedication to providing ongoing quality improvements.
According to Vinay Deshpande, the award is a testament the company’s commitment to quality and patient safety. “Thousands of patients are receiving their medications through e-prescriptions created in PrognoCIS every day,” he says. “Our product philosophy of ease of use, efficiency of workflows, quality and performance is reflected in our e-prescription module, and the White Coat of Quality certificate is a testimonial to that approach.”
E-prescribing is meant to reduce care costs, improve efficiency, and above all enhance patient safety. It allows healthcare providers to transmit prescriptions electronically and receive renewal authorizations through their EMR. E-prescribing is fast replacing paper prescriptions and is an integral part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) EHR Incentive Program and “Meaningful Use.”
Meaningful Use refers to the standards defined by CMS which outline how an electronic medical record system should be used in order for providers to qualify for federal stimulus money. Bizmatics’ PrognoCIS EMR is certified for Meaningful Use, and e-prescribing is an important component of the medical software.