MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequel Systems, Inc., a dynamic, service-oriented healthcare technology company, announced today that its Electronic Medical Record SequelMed EMR version 8, has been tested and certified by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Prior approval by the Board of Pharmacy is required for all electronic prescription transmission systems intended to be used in Ohio. The Board approval process includes reviewing systems such as SequelMed EMR version 8 to ensure that it has true "positive identification" of the prescriber sending the prescription as defined by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). In addition to that, every system must have security and accountability of all confidential information, that the pharmacist receiving the prescription can identify that the system has approvable status with the Board of Pharmacy, and that the pharmacist receiving the prescription can identify that the prescription is legitimate.
SequelMed e-Prescribe, the Electronic Prescribing software, is designed to eliminate prescription errors with use of electronic prescriptions and speed up the transfer of information between healthcare professionals and pharmacies. The accuracy of e-prescribing technology allows healthcare professionals to safely and securely transfer prescriptions to the pharmacies through electronic prescription tools using Sequel Systems' e-Prescription software.
According to a guide published by the e-Health Initiative Foundation in collaboration with AMA, AAFP, ACOP, MGMA and CIMM, e-prescribing can improve patient safety, medication compliance, prescribing accuracy and efficiency and reduce health care costs through averted adverse drug events and substitution of less expensive drug alternative. The same guide also reported that recent research by the American Medical Association found that, due to these benefits physicians who use an e-prescribing system are significantly more satisfied with their prescribing process than physicians who continue to handwrite prescriptions. Collectively, these enhancements will lead to a higher quality health care system that will benefit everyone.
For more information on how you can begin e-prescribing with SequelMed, please contact us at 800.965.2728 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Sequel Systems
Sequel Systems, Inc. is a dynamic service-oriented company that develops software to simplify the complex practice and medical records management needs of healthcare providers while maximizing revenue and streamlining operations. Sequel Systems' suite of flexible, easy-to-use and comprehensive SequelMed® solutions includes practice management, electronic medical records, document management, e-prescribing and financial systems scaled to fit the needs of the small, medium and large enterprises. Today, Sequel Systems' solutions are in use by more than 12,000 physicians in all 50 states to provide the best possible care to patients through the use of technology. For more information about Sequel Systems, visit www.sequelmed.com.
About Ohio Board of Pharmacy
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is the single State agency in Ohio responsible for administering and enforcing laws governing the legal distribution of drugs. The Board is also responsible for regulating the legal distribution of dangerous drugs in Ohio and ensuring the quality of all drugs administered, prescribed, dispensed by prescription, or sold over-the-counter.
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