Modernizing Medicine Debuts Electronic Prior Authorization, Real-time Prescription Benefit and Inventory Management in Dermatology EMR

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Leading dermatology EHR company showcases new functionality at Summer AAD 2018

Boca Raton, Fla. – July 26, 2018 – Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., will showcase new features for EMA™, the dermatology electronic health record (EHR) system, including electronic prior authorization (ePA), Real-time Prescription Benefit and Inventory Management, at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2018 Summer Meeting from July 27-28, in Chicago, Ill.

As part of Modernizing Medicine’s development process, the company regularly solicits and incorporates customer feedback to address their pain points and reduce physician burnout. The new solutions are designed to increase practice efficiencies and enhance inventory tracking capabilities, while improving patient medication price transparency and compliance.

The increase of prior authorizations is well documented. The new Surescripts Electronic Prior Authorization feature in the dermatology EMR, EMA, aims to reduce prescription processing times, eliminate payer-specific portals, prevent drug claim rejections at the pharmacy, lower healthcare costs and reduce the burden on healthcare providers. Additionally, with the Real-time Prescription Benefit from Surescripts, clear and concise patient-specific benefit information is pulled directly from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and delivered to EMA. Upfront cost transparency reduces surprises at the pharmacy, which benefits both patients and clinicians.

“Surescripts is working with Modernizing Medicine as part of our Network Alliance to deliver accurate, patient-specific prescription price and prior authorization intelligence to prescribers at the point-of-care,” said Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of Surescripts. “Combined, these tools are transforming the prescription decision-making process to ultimately reduce the administrative burden on providers, help lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, enhance medication adherence and strengthen relationships between patients and the physicians and pharmacists who care for them.”

Another key area Modernizing Medicine’s customers have identified as a pain point is inventory management. Accurately tracking inventory can improve efficiencies and help the practice earn additional revenue. The company’s Inventory Management system interfaces with the dermatology EMR, EMA, is designed to enable tracking of practice inventory and helps to better manage product Point of Sale (POS).*

“As the complexity of running a successful dermatology practice continues to increase, Modernizing Medicine works with our clients to identify how we can make their lives easier. We then develop new features and intelligent technology to help providers improve quality of care and create competitive differentiators to attract and retain patients,” states Dr. Michael Sherling, chief medical and strategy officer, Modernizing Medicine. “We feel the addition of ePA, Real-time Prescription Benefit and Inventory Management can help reduce physician burnout and patient medication compliance.”

In addition to the #1 Black Book rated dermatology EHR, EMA, the modmed® Dermatology suite includes:

  • Practice Management
  • Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)
  • Analytics
  • Pathology
  • modmed® Telehealth

Visit the Modernizing Medicine team at booth #1606 during Summer AAD in Chicago. If you’re not attending but would like to learn more about the EMA dermatology EMR, dermatology Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics and more, please visit

About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® and its affiliated companies empower physicians with suites of mobile, specialty-specific solutions that transform how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized to increase practice efficiency and improve patient outcomes. Built for value-based healthcare, Modernizing Medicine’s data-driven, touch- and cloud-based products and services are programmed by a team that includes practicing physicians to meet the unique needs of dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery and urology practices, as well as ambulatory surgery centers. For more information, please visit Connect with Modernizing Medicine on our Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contacts
Modernizing Medicine
Tara Auclair, 561-880-2998 x1321
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Jessica Wolter, 978-518-4536
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*Edited 8/13/2018

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