Surescripts recently announced that President and CEO Harry Totonis will step down effective March 2014. Under Totonis’ leadership, the company has realized pharmacy’s mission to make ePrescribing a reality and established the nation’s leading clinical network to enable nationwide health information exchange. Totonis joined Surescripts shortly after its merger with RxHub in 2008 and successfully completed the acquisition of Kryptiq in 2012.
“Harry is a visionary—responsible for the transformation of Surescripts into the nation’s leading clinical network that is shaping how health care connects and communicates by expanding capabilities to enable interoperability between health systems, physicians, and pharmacists,” says Steven Miller, MD, cochairman of Surescripts’ board of directors. “We are extremely pleased with what Harry has accomplished and believe the company is well positioned for continued success.”
Under Totonis’ leadership the Surescripts network has grown exponentially to enable the transmission of more than 6 billion health data transactions annually. Today, Surescripts connects more than 500,000 prescribers, 94% of community pharmacies, the nation’s PBMs, EHR/EMR vendors, and many hospitals, to provide the secure electronic transmission of vital health information, including ePrescriptions, immunization records, continuity of care documents, and referrals.
“Surescripts, under Harry’s leadership, has realized pharmacy’s ePrescribing vision to enable pharmacy and providers in producing optimal outcomes and reducing health care costs. Harry has also built a team and infrastructure to ensure the company’s continued success and growth, as it evolves to meet the changing needs of a dynamic health care environment,” says Douglas Hoey, cochairman of Surescripts’ board of directors.
"I joined Surescripts with very clear objectives for the business, and I am proud that we have not just achieved them, but exceeded them. The progress we made is a clear indication of the strength and opportunity of our network and an affirmation of the company’s strategy going forward. This is the right time for the transition, and I am confident Surescripts is in a strong position to continue to deliver on this strategy into the future,” says Totonis.
The Surescripts board of directors has hired an executive search firm to find a successor and Totonis is working with the board to execute an effective transition.