OA Systems completes SureScripts certification for electronic prescribing connectivity between physicians and pharmacies

Rancho Cucamonga 13 June 2006OA Systems, a health care technology solutions company, has completed SureScripts certification of its Web-based software, RxCure. Physicians can now use RxCure and the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network to send new prescriptions instantaneously to pharmacies while receiving refill requests. With today's announcement, OA Systems becomes a part of a growing number of health care technology vendors to be certified by SureScripts.

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"We are excited to be part of the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network, which is the nation's largest network provider of electronic prescribing services", stated Omar Ahmed, President and CEO of OA Systems. "This certification allows us to be connected with over 90 percent of the pharmacies in the United States. Doctors can use RxCure to send electronic prescriptions to pharmacies nationwide."

The SureScripts certification enables physicians to communicate with pharmacies using a two-way electronic connection. As a result, physicians will receive refill requests on their computers via the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network rather than by fax or by phone and be able to send new prescriptions and renewal authorizations with the click of a button, thus streamlining the refill and renewal process.

"RxCure will reduce pharmacy callbacks by eliminating rejections due to illegibility, drug incompatibility, and common dosage errors. Not only is RxCure easy to use but it will also improve patient safety and increase efficiency for physicians and pharmacists", stated Omar Ahmed.

OA Systems is a health care technology solutions company based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. OA Systems' solutions offer interconnectivity through secure HIPAA compliant transmissions between the physician practices, IPAs, health care plans, and pharmacies. OA Systems is dedicated to developing software that will integrate with current technologies and set the standard for the future.

SureScripts, a network provider of electronic prescribing services, is committed to building relationships within the health care community and working collaboratively with key industry stakeholders and organisations to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of health care by improving the overall prescribing process.

At the core of this improvement effort is the SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network, a health care infrastructure which establishes electronic communications between pharmacists and physicians and enables the two-way electronic exchange of prescription information. Today, 90 percent of all pharmacies in the United States are certified on the SureScripts network. More news on SureScripts is available in the VMW September 2004 article Fifty percent of independent pharmacies now able to connect with physicians through SureScripts Messenger Services.


Leslie Versweyveld

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