Wellinx Founder Presents On The Future Of Electronic Prescribing

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Doerr, M.D., co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Wellinx, spoke before the National Pharmaceutical Cost Management Congress on the future of ePrescribing in New Orleans on Tuesday October 26th. The two day conference, sponsored by the International Quality and Productivity Center, was attended by executives from Blue Cross plans, national health plans, major employers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Doerr's presentation included the results of a study published in the current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine documenting substantial savings when physicians use the Wellinx electronic prescribing system with integrated evidence-based decision support.

Doerr stated, "A payer with a 35% market share can save over $1,000 per doctor per month when physicians use the Wellinx system, simultaneously improving the quality of care. These savings can be used to finance further adoption of health care information technology and deployment of advanced physician-payer connectivity. Examples of advanced connectivity include patient-specific messaging about overdue preventive care, real-time pre- adjudication of prescriptions, reimbursement for generic samples and automation of prior authorizations."

"Although sophisticated electronic prescribing systems have higher upfront costs, the value they create is an order of magnitude greater than what can be derived from simply automating the average physician's existing prescribing process. These systems can overcome the cost and work flow barriers to physician adoption and become a low-risk on-ramp to further computerization and adoption of electronic health records (EHRs)."

Information about the Pharmaceutical Cost Management Congress can be found at http://www.iqpc.com/iowa-robot/singlecell.html?topic=237&event=5662

About Wellinx

Wellinx goes beyond simply automating clinical workflow by delivering context-specific, evidence-based, decision support to busy clinicians without slowing them down. Wellinx leads the industry in physician utilization with more than 13 new prescriptions written per physician per day, and is the only electronic prescriber proven in a peer-reviewed study to reduce outpatient medication costs. Wellinx also supports generic dispensing programs which increase convenience and reduce costs for patients. For more information, please visit http://www.wellinx.com/ .


CONTACT: Tom Doerr for Wellinx, +1-314-393-4778

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