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T-System Introduces E-Prescribing for Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Clinics

T-System eRx Improves the Prescribing Experience for Providers, Pharmacies and Patients (February 06, 2012)

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/12 -- T-System, Inc., the industry leader in clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, today announced offering its new e-prescribing solution, T-System Performance™ eRx, for hospital emergency departments (EDs) and urgent care clinics.

T-System Performance™ eRx gives clinicians the ability to create legible prescriptions and send them directly and securely to the patient's preferred pharmacy before the patient leaves the ED or clinic. This convenience not only improves patient satisfaction, but it has been proven to increase the likelihood that a prescription will get filled. In addition, the elimination of the need to interpret handwriting and built-in drug and allergy screening support patient safety by reducing the risk and cost of medication errors. T-System Performance™ eRx also enhances provider workflow by incorporating patient registration and insurance information and through features such as ED- or urgent care-specific medication favorites lists.

Certified for Stage 1 Meaningful Use, the T-System Performance™ eRx supports urgent care clinic providers to meet Stage 1 criteria, which requires 40 percent of prescriptions to be sent electronically. Correspondingly, the solution helps physicians become successful electronic prescribers in the 2012 CMS Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Medicare Incentive Program.

"With thousands more eligible professionals and providers registering to attest for Meaningful Use of EHRs, electronic prescribing has truly become the accepted standard of practice for delivering high-quality patient care," said Robert Hitchcock, M.D., FACEP, T-System vice president and chief medical informatics officer. "The benefits of e-prescribing are multi-faceted and well documented. Not only does it offer convenience to patients, e-prescribing improves continuity of care by ensuring patients get the medications they need and it lowers costs for everyone involved."

About T-System
T-System, Inc. sets the industry standard for clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency medicine, with approximately 40 percent of the nation's emergency departments using T-System solutions. To meet the individual needs of hospitals, T-System offers both paper and electronic systems. These tools help clinicians provide better patient care, while improving efficiency and the bottom line. Today, more than 1,700 emergency departments rely on T-System's gold-standard content and workflow solutions. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter (@TSystem), or become a T-System fan on Facebook.

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