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DrFirst Launches Industry-First Community-wide Care Collaboration Networks in New York State

April 10, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD — DrFirst, a leading healthcare technology innovator, has launched a new service, “Connected Care Communities,” that helps provider organizations establish secure, real-time care collaboration networks that can include any or all healthcare providers in a given community, as well as patients.

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University of Maryland School of Dentistry and DrFirst Team Up to Combat Opioid Abuse Using Innovative e-Prescribing and Communications Technology

March 16, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD—The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) has joined with DrFirst, the leading independent provider of e-prescribing and medication management systems in the U.S., to fight the opioid crisis that is afflicting Maryland and the country. The school’s adoption of DrFirst’s mobility suite, including iPrescribeSM and Backline®, puts academia at the forefront of the fight against opioid addiction by providing tools and education for future oral health practitioners and UMSOD alumni to access more accurate patient medication history and opioid prescribing data.

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Maryland Lt. Gov. Rutherford to Meet with Healthcare Leadership at DrFirst to Tackle the Opioid Crisis through Compliance with the Coming PDMP Mandate

March 14, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD — DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and
medication management solutions, announced today that Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, members of the governor’s office, MedChi leaders, the Maryland State Medical Society, and Dr. Mark Reynolds, dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) and periodontist at the school’s clinics, will meet at the company’s Rockville headquarters on March 16.

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DrFirst, Imprivata and Forward Advantage Collaborate to Deliver Innovations in Controlled Substance E-Prescribing to MEDITECH Users

March 7, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD— DrFirst, Imprivata and Forward Advantage today announced their collaboration to deliver new enhancements to the controlled substance e-prescribing workflow for MEDITECH users. The MEDITECH-recommended solution brings enhanced security and in-workflow PDMP access to the e-prescribing process, helping MEDITECH prescribers combat the opioid crisis while recognizing new workflow efficiencies.

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DrFirst Showcases Its 4th Generation Intelligent E-prescribing Mobile App, iPrescribe, with Secure EPCS, PDMP Opioid Visibility and Market-Leading Benefit Check at HIMSS18

March 6, 2018

LAS VEGAS—HIMSS Conference, Booth #1668—DrFirst, the market leader in e-prescribing and medication management solutions, will feature its new mobile e-prescribing solution, iPrescribeSM, at HIMSS18, the health information technology industry’s premier annual conference. This newest innovation joins DrFirst’s best-in-class line-up of solutions that help healthcare facilities and providers: Improve first-fill medication adherence
Fight opioid abuse with in-workflow decision support tools
Increase prescriber efficiency, including working across multiple care provider facilities and EHRs
Drive better quality of care and reduce medication errors via improved data visibility
DrFirst will welcome HIMSS18 attendees and demonstrate its unprecedented mobile and desktop healthcare technology tools, as well as share customer successes at booth #1668 during exhibit hours.

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MedChi Teams up with DrFirst and CRISP to Tackle the Opioid Crisis in Maryland

February 27, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Two of Maryland’s most innovative healthcare organizations have joined forces to give Maryland prescribers a mobile tool to efficiently access Maryland’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data from within the e-prescribing workflow. MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, has teamed with DrFirst, a Maryland-based leader in e-prescribing and medication management solutions to bring iPrescribeSM to prescribers using the PDMP data displayed to healthcare providers by Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange, CRISP who operates the state’s PDMP.

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DrFirst Launches First Ever Intelligent E-prescribing Mobile App to Combat Opioid Over-Prescribing and Increase Medication Adherence

February 9, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD—DrFirst, the market leader in e-prescribing and medication management solutions, today announced the launch of iPrescribeSM, a mobile app that allows physicians to prescribe legend drugs and controlled substances while complying with state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) requirements.

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DrFirst’s myBenefitCheck Surpasses 6 Million Price Transparency and Electronic Prior Authorization Transactions

February 6, 2018

Rockville, MD—DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and medication management solutions, is pleased to announce that its industry-leading benefit verification system, myBenefitCheckSM, has now processed more than six million benefit and pricing inquiries on behalf of physicians and patients nationwide. 

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Nebraska becomes first state to require all drugs be reported to prescription monitoring program

January 31, 2018

Nebraska is the first state to require reporting of all dispensed prescription drugs to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Nebraska Health Information Initiative CEO Deb Bass said the move could save lives – not only for those taking opioids, but potentially for anyone prescribed drugs.

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To curb opioid abuse, new technologies must be embraced

January 8, 2018

Written by Tom Sullivan, MD, chief strategic officer, DrFirst   In October 2017, the Trump administration declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. While the impact of this declaration currently remains unclear due to the lack of serious funding, the severity of the problem is undeniable: 7.3 Americans die every hour from opioid overdoses and related causes, based on 2017 CDC data—a dramatic 52% increase from 3.8 per hour in 2015.

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Nebraska requires reporting of all dispensed prescriptions to PDMP

January 8, 2018

Nebraska on January 1 became the first state to require pharmacists and pharmacies to report all dispensed prescriptions daily to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, not just controlled substances. “A year ago, we implemented the first stage of this law,” says Ashley Newmyer, epidemiology surveillance coordinator in the Division of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, who notes that a previous law went into effect on January 1, 2017, mandating that all dispensed controlled substances be submitted on a daily basis to the PDMP.

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5 Reasons Why Mobile Medication Management is Critical to Your Practice in 2018

December 20, 2017

No one disputes that properly managing a person’s medications is key to effective treatment, including reducing adverse reactions. Unfortunately, physicians aren’t always able to take advantage of all available information when making clinical decisions because they are grappling with siloed data, disconnected workflows and incomplete information.

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HIStalk Interviews G. Cameron Deemer, President, DrFirst

October 17, 2017

Mr. HISTalk interviews G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst, about drug price transparency and the use of technology in fighting opioid abuse. Read More

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The Importance of FHIR in Closing Medication Data Visibility Gaps

October 11, 2017

Written by Kunal Agarwal, vice president of product solutions, DrFirst   If you have ever baked a cake from scratch, you can appreciate the value of a well-documented recipe. Consider how your cake might turn out if your recipe is incomplete and missing key details such as the number of eggs or the amount of sugar.

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Utilizing Secure Messaging in Disaster Recovery Planning

September 25, 2017

Healthcare organizations of all sizes know that it is important to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Secure messaging tools are becoming an increasingly popular option for that approach, as it can give clinicians a quick and efficient way to securely transmit information.

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