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VUMC’s e-prescription efforts land quality award

Apr. 21, 2016, 8:51 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named to receive a 2015 White Coat of Quality Award from Surescripts, a company that facilitates information exchanges between health care providers, pharmacies and health benefits managers.

The award program recognizes quality assurance efforts in regard to electronically transmitted drug prescriptions.

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This year the program honored 15 entities for achieving award criteria, which include measurement and reporting of e-prescription content errors and training for e-prescribing system users regarding how best to reduce errors.

“We are honored to again be recognized with the White Coat of Quality Award. Accurate and high-quality e-prescribing is an integral part of achieving successful outcomes and delivering high-quality care,” said Shane Stenner, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and director of RxStar, the Medical Center’s electronic prescribing application.

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