Minority Association Partnerships

DrFirst has recently partnered with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) to help close "the digital divide" that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health (ONC) warned is preventing providers who treat minority patients from participating in various government health care IT initiatives.

Member Benefits

Many NHMA and ABC members are small practice physicians who treat a growing number of under-served Medicaid, Medicare, and uninsured patients. Often unaffiliated with major institutions, these doctors find it difficult to participate in federally-sponsored incentive programs which are intended to award providers up to $63,750 to help offset the cost of adopting healthcare IT. Traditional health IT applications require start-up costs that often put participation out of reach, leaving NHMA and ABC members and their patients without access to the benefits of "meaningful use" solutions. Partnering with DrFirst gives both associations the lead in driving health care IT adoption rates among minorities.

DrFirst's established reputation in this arena is attributed in part to solutions that are realistically priced and scalable for any medical practice. DrFirst solutions are created by doctors, for doctors, and designed for quick implementation with minimal training and little or no investment in additional IT infrastructure.

ABC Partnership

Dr. Hutchinson, Treasurer, and Andre Williams, CEO, of the Association of Black Cardiologists, talk about e-prescribing and the benefits afforded their members through the partnership with DrFirst.

NHMA Partnership

Dr. Elena Rios, President of the National Hispanic Medical Association, speaks about the association's partnership with DrFirst to offer affordable e-prescribing to their members.