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eDerm Systems Receives Surescripts® Certification To Transmit Prescriptions Electronically Nationwide

BOCA RATON, FL - eDerm Systems, LLC, the developer of a web-based electronic health records and practice management software exclusively for dermatology practices, announced today that it has received Surescripts® certification. The certification enables eDerm Systems software subscribers to connect to the Surescripts e-prescribing system to electronically transmit new and renew existing prescriptions with their patients’ pharmacies.

“By using an electronic medical records certified to connect to the Surescripts network, practices can reduce costs, enhance patient safety and improve practice efficiency,” said Andrew Queen, president of eDerm Systems.

eDerm is the only web-based electronic health records and practice management systems that exclusively serves dermatology practices. The software follows the workflow of dermatology practices, replacing paper records with highly interactive and feature<rich electronic records that precisely and accurately records patient examinations and dermatological procedures. With eDerm, dermatologists efficiently manage their patient encounters and records, as well as registration, e-prescription, laboratory, billing and collections processes.

The integration of Surescripts with eDerm improves the safety and accuracy of the prescribing process.

“The combination of eDerm and Surescripts allows practitioners subscribing to our software to select medications that are preferred by a patient’s health plan, meet therapeutic guidelines and are cost-effective for the patient,” Queen said. “The Surescripts prescription history feature allows physicians to access critical information on their patients’ current and past medications from pharmacy benefit managers and community pharmacies. This helps inform physicians about potential medication issues with their patients and can improve safety and quality.”

The service enables legible new prescriptions to be sent directly to the computer at a pharmacy of the patient’s choice. Renewal authorization requests can be sent directly to the practice’s prescribing application. Physicians can then review and respond to pending requests with a few keystrokes.

About eDerm Systems
Established in 2006, eDerm Systems was created in consultation of dermatologists and professional medical staff to create a web<based enterprise application that follows dermatologist’s practice flow. With eDerm, dermatologists continue to own their patient data, while using the secure EHR and practice management system to effectively manage their practices. For more information, visit 

About Surescripts
Surescripts — the Nation’s E<Prescription Network — gives healthcare providers secure, electronic access to prescription and health information that can save their patients’ lives, improve efficiency and reduce the cost of healthcare for all. Available during emergencies or routine care, the Surescripts network connects prescribers in all 50 states through their choice of e-prescribing software to the nation’s leading payers, chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies. Through its work in standards, certification, education and collaboration at the national, regional and state levels, Surescripts and its network have become the backbone that facilitates e-prescribing. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com.