DrFirst was founded in 2000 by VPN technology pioneers and entrepreneurs. In the last 15 years, our network has grown to touching over 170k medical professionals, contracts with over 700 hospitals throughout the United States, and partnerships with over 60% of the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Health Information Systems (HIS) on market. We are trusted to provide innovative solutions by industry giants like MD Anderson, Fresenius, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, Greenway, MEDITECH, GE, gMed, Avera, Novartis, Symantec, and Experian.
We established market dominance early on for being the leading innovator of e-prescribing technology, receiving “Top Honors” year after year by the Medical Records Institute at the annual TEPR show. Our medication management solutions allow ambulatory providers to increase productivity and patient safety while meeting Meaningful Use, and facilitate acute care facilities by supporting the medication reconciliation and discharge process. We were also the key advisor to the DEA during development of the criteria for the interim final rule for controlled substance e-prescribing. We were the first vendor to send a certified and authenticated script through our EPCS Gold 1.0 platform. Our vendor agnostic solutions allow for expedited time to market for all vendors to quickly support efforts to reduce prescription fraud, abuse, and neglect through effective control and monitoring of Schedule II-V medications.
DrFirst created a real-time adherence, compliance, and population health management platform to give providers customized access to patient-specific information to promote positive health outcomes. This horizontal cutting solution securely and efficiently delivers critical messages at the right time, to the right person, in the right medium at all the potential points-of-encounter (POE).
We have expanded our technology to develop innovations that bridge industry gaps-in-care. Our Akario secure communications platform is on the leading edge of driving a transformation of the healthcare space towards greater care collaboration, reductions of hospital re-admittance, protecting PHI data, achieving continuity-of-care, and accountability across a patient’s care team and stakeholders.
Today, DrFirst continues to hold the leading position as the nation’s #1 provider for standalone electronic prescribing systems as recognized by Black Book in its 2013 State of the e-Prescribing Industry report. The report is based on a survey of more than 250,000 e-health technology users conducted by the international market research firm of Brown-Wilson Group. DrFirst’s software achieved the top overall client satisfaction score of 96%. Black Book also recognized DrFirst for being the eRx partner for eight of the top 10 finishers, including Greenway Medical. DrFirst has also received the Surescripts White Coat of Quality Award for the last three years. Additionally, the Company was listed in Lead411’s “2011 Hottest DC Companies” report for achieving 100% increase in revenues “over the past 2 years”. DrFirst has also been a Surescripts Gold Solution Certification™ provider every year since 2007, and received Frost & Sullivan’s 2008 North American Award for Customer Service Leadership, after being awarded their Healthcare Information Technology of the Year award in 2005. In 2014, DrFirst was honored with the ACG Corporate Growth Award. The award recognizes the enterprises and individuals in the National Capital region that have exhibited excellence in corporate growth and dealmaking over the past year.
The breadth of our solutions and customers goes beyond e-prescribing to impact the full healthcare continuum. Industry drivers for exponential growth include significant momentum in the hospital market related to compliance with regulatory standards for coordinated care, secure communications, increased productivity with a greater number of patients and fewer resources, controlling costs and preventing readmissions. In addition, there are government mandates and incentives driving movement from paper records to electronic-based systems, as well as an industry focus on population health management and positive patient outcomes.
We have a long history of successfully developing technology that meets the needs of a transforming healthcare landscape, and we will continue to lead the industry in creating Practical. Powerful. Innovations in Healthcare IT.