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E-prescribing Enters the Mobile Device Market
RcopiaMini enables physicians and their staff to eprescribe in real-time on a mobile browser through a carrier's Wi-Fi and broadband connection.
"Basically physicians are using electronic prescribing software and most applications are on the Web," said Irene Froehlich, director of marketing at DrFirst, Rockville, MD. "Most other e-prescribing vendors cannot show on the small screen of the iPhone."
The company's goal is to ensure that its new mobile Rcopia experience delivers the same usability feel as the original Web version.
In addition, the always-on connectivity of the iPhone and the Wi-Fi connection of the iPod Touch will let physicians quickly and securely eprescribe from anywhere, the company claims.
"It runs on Wi-Fi, so technically you can access it through any WiFi-enabled devices to engage in e-prescribing," Ms. Froehlich said. "It's more standardized for the iPhone and the iPod Touch but it still works on the other devices."
The application also offers clinical decision support tools to check prescriptions for drug to drug and drug to allergy interactions and appropriate dosing.
With the addition of the iPhone and iPod Touch, DrFirst helps physicians on a broad set of e-prescribing platforms, most handheld devices as well as desktop and tablet systems like iPad.
RcopiaMini is available for free to existing Rcopia, e prescribing software customers.
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