#10 State for E-Prescribing: South Dakota - 2013 Safe-Rx Rankings

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Safe-Rx Rankings measure each state’s progress in advancing healthcare safety, efficiency and quality through the adoption and use of e-prescribing. The rankings recognize the full utilization of e-prescribing based on volume of use of Surescripts’ Prescription Benefit, Medication History and Prescription Routing services. Congratulations to Delaware for earning the #1 ranking for 2013. Delaware has ranked in the top 5 since the Safe-Rx rankings began in 2007.

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#10 State for E-Prescribing: South Dakota - 2013 Safe-Rx Rankings

  1. 1. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats South Dakota Progress Report on E-Prescribing E-Prescribing Adoption and Use Statistics for Years 2011-2013
  2. 2. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats Introduction This report summarizes statistics associated with the adoption and use of e-prescribing at the state level for years 2011 – 2013. The statistics contained in this report have been compiled by Surescripts®, the Nation's E-Prescription Network. Founded on the principles of neutrality, transparency, interoperability, efficiency, collaboration and quality, Surescripts connects prescribers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through their choice of e-prescribing software to the nation's leading payers, chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies. 2
  3. 3. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats 2013 Safe-Rx Ranking South Dakota #10 Surescripts' annual Safe-Rx rankings measure the level of e-prescribing activity in each state and the District of Columbia. Rankings are calculated to reflect all three critical steps in the e-prescribing process:  Total number of responses to requests for patient eligibility information as a percentage of total patient visits.  Total number of responses to requests for patient medication history as a percentage of total patient visits.  Total number of prescriptions routed electronically to both retail and mail order pharmacies (new prescriptions plus responses to prescription renewal requests) as a percentage of all prescriptions within a state that are able to be submitted electronically. 9th Annual Safe-Rx calculations: Eligible prescriptions do not include preauthorized refills on existing prescriptions, because they do not require communication between a physician and a pharmacist.
  4. 4. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats E-Prescribing Utilization
  5. 5. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats E-Prescribing Utilization 5
  6. 6. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats E-Prescribing Utilization 6 South Dakota Utilization Percentages
  7. 7. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats E-Prescribing Adoption
  8. 8. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats E-Prescribing Adoption 8 Notes: Pharmacy calculations use NCPDP-supplied data showing total numbers of community pharmacies in each state. Total number of physicians per state sourced from SK&A.
  9. 9. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats E-Prescribing Adoption 9 South Dakota Adoption Percentages
  10. 10. © Surescripts, 2014 For more e-prescribing data, please go to www.surescripts.com/stats 10 Learn More about the Safe-Rx State Rankings Visit www.surescripts.com/saferx to see state progress reports for all 50 states and to view the 2013 State Rankings.

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