Apria opens up e-prescribing platform

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Friday, March 2, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Apria Healthcare has re-launched DMEhub, an e-prescribing platform for all DME prescribers and providers. “Apria’s goal is to improve the overall experience for patients, prescribers and suppliers,” said Dan Starck, CEO of Apria. “By opening up the e-prescribing platform to the entire medical equipment industry, we aim to better serve all patients, regardless of their DME supplier.” Apria acquired DMEhub in June 2016. The intuitive platform uses “if/then” logic to gather the documentation needed to support each patient’s specific order and makes it easy for prescribers to electronically sign their orders, according to a press release. While not a requirement, there is an option to integrate the platform with any workflow management system or other healthcare software; additionally, it can be connected to any electronic medical record system, the release says. The overall goal, Apria says: improve order accuracy and compliance. “High error rates lead to delays in equipment delivery,” said Ian Worden, vice president, product development, Apria. “By creating a smoother and simpler process, hospitals can discharge their patients faster, and patients can start benefitting from life-changing therapies sooner.”