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Preparing EHRs, Pharmacies for NCPDP’s Updated ePrescribing Standard

The updated ePrescribing standard promises to improves patient safety and workflow efficiency.

In 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a sunset date of December 31, 2019, for National Council of Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT Standard v10.6 and an implementation date of January 1, 2020, for NCPDP SCRIPT Standard v2017071 for electronic prescribing (ePrescribing).

Now the Surescripts network is urging electronic health record companies and pharmacies to complete their migrations to SCRIPT Standard v2017071 by September 1, 2021, in order for their users to continue to use these services.

In advance of the upcoming deadline, Surescripts Vice President of Product Innovation Tara Dragert explains how migration strengthens patient safety and improves workflow efficiency around ePrescribing. 


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As a nationwide health information network, Surescripts processes more than 17 billion secure transactions each year, connecting nearly 2 million healthcare professionals and organizations with actionable patient intelligence for virtually every American. The Surescripts Network Alliance works together to deliver better, safer, lower-cost healthcare.

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