Connexin Software Receives the 2011 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award

Connexin Software Receives the 2011 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award

Connexin Software, Inc., a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR/EMR) and practice management (PM) software solutions for the specialty of pediatric medicine, has been awarded the 2011 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award in recognition of its consistent commitment to excellence in the electronic prescribing process with its Office Practicum®. The award recognizes that Connexin monitors and reports on quality metrics and works closely with Surescripts on continuous improvement, including raising overall prescriber awareness through focused training.

The Surescripts White Coat of Quality is a critical part of Surescripts’ overall quality program, designed to ensure the safety benefits of EHRs and e-prescribing are fully realized. By receiving a White Coat of Quality, Connexin’s Office Practicum is recognized as a product capable of increasing safety, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of healthcare for all users.

“As the use of e-prescribing continues to grow, electronic health record and e-prescribing technology vendors continue to benefit from the knowledge that comes from Surescripts’ pharmacists, clinicians, technologists and quality experts conducting clinical quality reviews on millions of electronic prescription messages — all while protecting the privacy of personal health information,” said David Yakimischak, chief quality officer at Surescripts. “Surescripts White Coat of Quality recognizes those vendors that have embraced that knowledge and are using it to improve their technology and train their prescribers. “These vendors are not simply replacing handwritten prescriptions with e-prescriptions, they are seizing the opportunity to learn and apply continuous improvements to prescription accuracy, completeness and safety.”

“We are honored to be bestowed the White Coat award for our company’s ongoing commitment to quality, safety and efficiency with our e-prescribing through Office Practicum,” said Fred Pytlak, CEO and Founder of Connexin Software. “Pediatricians’ top priority is providing patients and their families with the best care. E-prescribing not only reduces risks associated with medication errors, it enables physicians to perform their job more efficiently and allowing them to give patients the information and attention they deserve.”

After receiving the 2011 Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award, Connexin will continue to focus on improving their commitment to safety and quality of care, as well as continuing to provide their efficient support staff that is ranked highly among their clients.