Yesterday at the Senate Hart Building in Washington DC, Surescripts announced the E-prescribing leaders in the US. Massachusetts was named #1 in the country. Steve Fox from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and I represented the Commonwealth. The 10 states with the highest rates of E-Prescribing are:
3. Rhode Island
5. North Carolina
*New to the top 10
Our next challenge in Massachusetts is to implement E-prescribing of controlled substances. We'll pilot the use of biometrics and hard tokens to determine the best approach for two factor authentication in different use cases.
Our secret to maintaining the #1 spot in E-prescribing in the country for 4 years? Payer/provider collaboration and region-wide adoption of tools including educational materials, an E-prescribing gateway, common implementation guides, and broad collaboration with Surescripts.