A Statement from Our CEO
“Surescripts is very disappointed at the allegations made today by the Federal Trade Commission. For more than 18 years, we have operated fairly in an innovative and dynamic marketplace to increase patient safety, lower costs and ensure quality healthcare.
Surescripts pioneered the use of two-sided networks that enable the safe and secure exchange of patient health information. Since 2009, Surescripts has reduced the price of electronic prescribing by 70%. And, in just the last three years, we drove a 64% improvement in the accuracy of the more than 5 million electronic prescriptions we process each day.
We are making an important change to our e-prescribing business agreements with pharmacies by removing the loyalty provisions in those contracts. This step addresses one of the FTC’s chief concerns while reflecting the current dynamics of the healthcare industry and the state of electronic prescribing today.
Surescripts has been cooperating with the FTC throughout its investigation, and we remain focused on meeting our customers’ needs. We take seriously our role in helping medical professionals better serve patients, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of our nationwide health information network.”
- Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer, Surescripts