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All the focus on President Obama's stimulus package, and the segments of the economy that the package targets, including education, infrastructure and health care, naturally has me thinking about how IT can serve as the engine powering these stimulus initiatives.
And, taking this further, I'm especially interested lately in IT solutions targeted at the health and life sciences space. The federal government has advocated for modernization of our healthcare IT infrastructure for quite a while now, but little progress has really been made.
Could it be then, with the stimulus package's focus on the health care delivery system, and legislation enacted that denies federal reimbursement to states for Medicaid patients' prescriptions not written on tamper-resistant prescription pads, that the time is finally ripe for something as seemingly simply as coaxing healthcare providers to make the upgrade from prescription pads to secure electronic prescribing?
HP and partner Troy are counting on it. Healthcare organizations are looking for solutions to improve patient safety, comply with governmental mandates, and improve the efficiency of both clinical and administrative staff. And, you guessed it - HP and Troy have developed a solution to address this.
The HP TROY Secure Prescription printing solution allows providers to print prescriptions on plain paper using their HP printer, with all the required tamper resistant security features intact. Prescriptions are printed legibly, reducing the inevitable call from the pharmacist to the physician. Printing on plain paper replaces use of expensive preprinted prescription paper ($.05 - $.20 per sheet!), security improves with printing access control, and patient care is enhanced by simplifying health care delivery.
What's more - the HP Troy Secure Prescription printing solution delivers pharmacy-friendly features that EXCEED the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements for secure prescriptions. CMS-compliant prescriptions include at least one tamper resistant feature in 3 categories: copy resistance, erasure / modification resistance, and counterfeit resistance. HP is the only print vendor to offer this level of compliance in a plain paper solution today.
What do you think? Can HP and TROY solve the electronic RX challenge? Seems to me that the time might finally be right to get moving on improving health care delivery, and to begin driving down health care costs.
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