Colorado Progress Report on E-Prescribing
E-Prescribing adoption and use statistics for years 2010 - 2012.
This report summarizes statistics associated with the adoption and use of e-prescribing at the state level for years 2010 - 2012. 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.
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, and the 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.1
|Prescription Benefit Requests||7,211,301||5,994,435||14,029,427|
|Rate of Response to Benefit Requests at Year-End||81.87%||64.73%||62.6%|
|Total Prescriptions Routed Electronically||3,358,186||5,710,290||7,617,595|
|% of Total Prescriptions Represented by Renewal Response||23.92%||23.14%||20.95%|
|Total Estimated Responses to Medication History Requests||1,216,459||2,173,512||3,699,734|
Colorado Utilization Percentages
|Physicians Routing Prescriptions at Year End2||2,470||4,306||5,163|
|Community Pharmacies Activated for E-Prescribing at Year-End3||684||711||732|
Colorado Adoption Percentages
- 2012 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.
- Total number of physicians per state sourced from SK&A. In addition to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants may also e-prescribe in your state.
- Pharmacy calculations use NCPDP supplied data showing total numbers of community pharmacies in each state.