COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoverMyMeds LLC announced that is has been recognized by this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique CIO-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, and FierceHealthcare. The central Ohio based company received top honors in the "Health Information Exchange" category, as well as an overall award of "Best in Show: Best New Product/Service."
"Our team is pleased to be recognized for our efforts to revolutionize the health care industry by helping pharmacists, physicians, and their staff ensure that patients get the life saving drugs they need while reducing administrative waste," said CoverMyMeds co-founder Matt Scantland. "The award from FierceMarkets and its distinguished judges is an incredible honor."
Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets' healthcare group publisher, says, "The Fierce Innovation awards celebrate the companies who are leading the charge to boldly transform healthcare delivery. We were overwhelmed by the number and the quality of the applications we received."
Honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children's Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A complete list of judges can be found at www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2013/judges.
Winners were selected based on the following criteria: impact on quality of care and patient outcomes; impact on care efficiency; impact on healthcare information exchange; technology innovation; financial impact; market validation; compatibility with existing health IT systems; end-user experience and overall level of innovation.
CoverMyMeds is being recognized for its innovative, industry-leading product, www.CoverMyMeds.com. Physicians, pharmacists, and their staff use CoverMyMeds to submit prior authorization forms for any drug and plan.
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CoverMyMeds is the leader in automating Prior Authorizations (PAs), and the first step in patient adherence. Prescribers and pharmacies have submitted over 7 million prior authorizations, and other coverage determination forms through our automated system. CoverMyMeds was recently named the 8th fastest growing healthcare company (Inc 500|5000) in 2013. Organizations that wish to benefit from electronic prior authorization for prescription drugs should contact CoverMyMeds at 866.452.5017 or visit www.covermymeds.com.