HIT Thought Leader Highlight: Andrew Gelman, PDR Network
Andrew Gelman, senior vice president, corporate development and EHR vendor relations and general counsel of PDR Network discusses the organization, patient adherence and how EHRs may enhance patient care.
What is your role at PDR Network in terms of working with the company’s EHR vendor partnership network?
As senior vice president–EHR Vendor Relations at PDR Network, I work directly with EHR vendors to understand their systems, identify opportunities where PDR solutions can enhance their systems for providers, and developing strategic partnerships. I am the primary point of contact for members of our growing PDR Certified EHR Network,that now includes 28 industry leading partners, delivering valuable PDR services via 225 EHR platforms and reaching more than 160,000 EHR-based prescribers.
Tell me more about the PDR Network and its value proposition? What elements make it a long-lasting viable option?
As the industry leader in drug information, PDR has been a trusted partner to healthcare providers for generations. With the adoption of EHR systems the provider workflow has changed, but their need for up-to-date, FDA-approved prescribing information has not. We have developed solutions that can be easily integrated into partner EHR systems to deliver PDR’s prescribing and patient support information to their end users: