Quest Diagnostics announced recently that it has joined the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NePSI), and will offer physicians access to its Care360 Physician Portal and results capabilities. NePSI is a coalition of technology companies and healthcare organizations dedicated to improving patient safety by providing free access to simple, safe and secure electronic prescribing for every physician in America. Quest Diagnostics will provide eRx NOW, a web-based NePSI electronic prescribing application from Chicago-based Allscripts, access to pending lab results and its Care360 Physician Portal. Physicians will be able to order lab tests and view, flow and graph laboratory results, as well as run analyses on patient populations. Quest Diagnostics provides more than 115,000 physicians nationwide with its connectivity products. The company believes that its large customer base will help drive market penetration and physician utilization of electronic prescribing. Access to the integrated application is expected to be available later this year.