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Delmarva Foundation Recognized as a Key Contributor to the Success of Electronic Prescribing Adoption in Maryland

Delmarva Foundation Recognized as a Key Contributor to the Success of Electronic Prescribing Adoption in Maryland

EASTON, Md., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 27th, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. was recognized as a key contributor to the success of electronic prescribing adoption and utilization in Maryland through its efforts to provide support to primary care physicians to acquire and implement electronic health records, including e-prescribing programs.

The announcement recognized Maryland as one of the top 10 e-prescribing states in the nation with the presentation of the 2007 Safe-Rx(TM) award. This award recognizes how e-prescribing enhances patient safety by providing a more secure, accurate and informed prescribing process. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and SureScripts(R) created the Safe-Rx award, which goes to the top 10 states and three physicians within the winning states who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their use of e-prescribing technology. The states, and their rankings, are:

Top 10 E-Prescribing States: The 2nd Annual Safe-Rx Award Winners 1) Massachusetts 2) Rhode Island 3) Nevada 4) Delaware 5) Maryland 6) Michigan 7) North Carolina 8) New Jersey 9) Ohio 10) Washington

For more information on the Safe-Rx awards, please visit http://www.surescripts.com/saferx. For Physicians interested in information about how to start prescribing electronically, go to http://www.getrxconnected.com/.

About Delmarva Foundation

Delmarva Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality in over 30 states. Since 1973, Delmarva has assisted in enhancing care in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, medical practices and health plans. Delmarva conducts work ranging from quality improvement, quality assurance, utilization review to external quality review. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Easton, Maryland with other offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, DC; and Tampa and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information, please visit Delmarva Foundation on the web at http://www.delmarvafoundation.org/.

Delmarva Foundation

CONTACT: Jennie Dickerson, Communications, of Delmarva Foundation,
+1-410-822-0697, dickersonj@dfmc.org

Web site: http://www.delmarvafoundation.org/
http://www.getrxconnected.com/
http://www.surescripts.com/saferx

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