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New alliance speeds up e-prescribing adoption

New alliance speeds up e-prescribing adoption

INDIANAPOLIS – A group of investors that includes AAHomecare, VGM & Associates, AdaptHealth, Apria Healthcare, Lincare and Rotech Healthcare have aligned to form DMEscripts, an independent e-prescribe company. 

DMEscripts will use proprietary e-prescribe software to operate an open network for any DME supplier to join at no cost to prescribers and patients, the group says. 

“I am thrilled at the collective energy of fellow industry leaders in embracing this digital transformation, with an industry owned platform for electronically prescribing, tracking and fulfilling DME orders,” said Crispin Teufel, CEO of Lincare. “This has tremendously positive implications, particularly for the patients we serve.” 

The founding group is accepting investments from other industry partners in ownership of the software, which it says results in greater than 95% of orders being accepted the first time. 

The software, the group says, makes it simple to: 

  • Remove the rework of the current fax-based ordering process; 
  • Track orders from submission to delivery; 
  • Integrate with both electronic health records and billing systems; and 
  • Securely message between prescriber and supplier 

“Health care is transforming rapidly and digital access to care is becoming increasingly important,” said Dan Starck, CEO of Apria and chair of the DMEscripts board of directors. “Digital technology has implications for every aspect of health care, from the clinical to operational. Collaborating with our founding partners will help deliver leading-edge expertise and assistance to our members as they advance on the digital journey ahead.”


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