Surescripts is Simplifying the Specialty Prescribing and Fulfillment Process

Surescripts is expanding its clinical intelligence capabilities by partnering with Diameter Health to provide timely, easily accessible and accurate patient data for specialty pharmacies.

Since 2001, Surescripts has led the movement to turn data into actionable intelligence, and convened the Surescripts Network Alliance® to enhance prescribing, inform care decisions and advance the healthcare industry.

Surescripts Specialty Medications Gateway automates the way clinical information is gathered and delivered to specialty pharmacies of all sizes, expediting otherwise complex and time-consuming enrollment processes, in accordance with agreed-upon use cases of the Carequality interoperability framework.

The Surescripts partnership with Diameter Health will accelerate the ability to incorporate powerful clinical intelligence into the process by providing standardized data that readily communicates comprehensive patient histories.

Powered by automated, scalable, auditable technology and a team of industry experts, Diameter Health delivers actionable and enriched data that enables real-time transactions, improved analytics, reduced cost, and better care outcomes.

Specialty Medications Gateway compliments Surescripts Specialty Patient Enrollment which is used by prescribers to automate the specialty enrollment process with patient data sent directly from the electronic health record (EHR) to the specialty pharmacy or hub.

Surescripts recently announced that the company’s Real-Time Prescription Benefit is helping more prescribers gain access to patient-specific prescription drug cost and coverage information, so they can help patients get started on more affordable medication therapy.

With more than 550,000 prescribers using the service, Surescripts processed more than 300 million real-time prescription benefit checks at the point of care in the first nine months of 2021, an increase of 78% over the same period in 2020. As a result, prescribers selected medication alternatives that saved patients an estimated $21 million.


Takeaway: Surescripts and Diameter Health partnering to reduce time to therapy and free up specialty pharmacists and prescribers to spend more time on patient care