iScribe and insurance firm reduce rates for docs

July 12, 2000

iScribe and insurance firm reduce rates for docsIn one of the more unpredictable alliances resulting from the Institute of Medicine report on medical errors, San Mateo, CA-based iScribe has closed an agreement with The Doctors’ Company

iScribe and insurance firm reduce rates for docs

In one of the more unpredictable alliances resulting from the Institute of Medicine report on medical errors, San Mateo, CA-based iScribe has closed an agreement with The Doctors’ Company whereby TDC will reduce malpractice premiums for physicians who use the iScribe prescription-writing system. The Napa, CA-based insurer plans to offer the incentive initially to physicians writing the highest number of prescriptions. iScribe will provide its handheld prescription-writing system to physicians on TDC’s plan free of charge starting in the third quarter of 2000. iScribe’s prescription-writing software checks for drug interactions and formulary information and automatically updates the prescription database (HNN 5/3/00).