Electronic prescribing network vendor Surescripts has connections to five national pharmacy benefit management firms, enabling it to offer electronic prior authorization transactions that speed the filling of prescriptions for prescribers covering 75 percent of patients across the nation.

The company also has direct electronic connections with 11 electronic health records vendors, making the electronic prior authorizations available to 290,000 providers. Now, Surescripts has partnered with PDR Network, publisher of the Physicians’ Desk Reference and distributor of drug safety alerts, to offer easier authorization processes for virtually all prescribers.

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