Indianapolis — Blue Cross & Blue Shield Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has inked a deal with WellPoint NextRx, an independent pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company and a division of Indianapolis-based WellPoint, Inc., to offer the SureScripts-RxHub to physicians in Rhode Island.

The deal is part of BCBSRI's ongoing efforts to encourage adoption and use of electronic health records by physicians. Before an authorized physician or provider prepares an e-prescription for a BCBSRI member, with patient consent, immediate eligibility and formulary information will be provided from NextRx. In addition, medication history can also be provided to physicians during the prescribing process.

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