Allscripts, a provider of clinical software in the US, has just announced that its ePrescribe™ software solution has gone live with its integration in Google Health!
Google Health allows users to create their own EMR (electronic medical record) and host it securely online. And in usual Google fashion, they have offered it up for free! The collaboration between Allscripts and Google will allow patients to securely transfer their physician’s Allscripts ePrescribe™ records to their Google Health account. The physician simply gives their patient a unique PIN number that allows for a secure linkage between the physician’s office records and the individual’s Google Health account.
Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts, says:
“This relationship makes it possible for our physicians to create an electronic dialogue with thousands of their patients and provide them with their medication information online. We believe this will enhance the quality of care and could help to prevent potentially harmful drug interactions that injure millions of people each year.”
The system also incorporates ePrescribing, which not only makes the physician’s writing legible, it allows for automated error checking before the prescription even leaves their office. Not sold yet…beginning January 1, 2009 all prescriptions delivered electronically will entitle physicians to earn a two percent bonus from Medicare!
Press release: Allscripts Live with Google Health Integration for Real-Time Information Sharing Between Physicians and Patients…