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Database May Improve Reconciliation

February 26, 2015

Making sure that medication reconciliation lists are accurate can be challenging. But the med/rec task force at Huntington Hospital, a North Shore-LIJ Health System affiliate in Huntington, N.Y., has introduced a new tool—the DrFirst database of patient prescription medications—that can help clinicians spot the missing medications, inaccurate dosages and drug interactions that often result in serious adverse events.

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Electronic Prior Authorization: The Solution To Physician's Headaches?

February 25, 2015

What has happened is that two technology companies, Surescripts and DrFirst, have begun rolling out solutions that embed electronic prior authorization (ePA) in the e-prescribing process. According to the companies, this approach will allow physicians and their staffs to request approval from pharmacy benefit managers.

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Curve Dental Selects DrFirst to Provide Integrated Electronic Prescription Capabilities

February 9, 2015

Curve Dental, the leading developer of cloud-based dental software, has selected DrFirst, the leading provider of e-medication management technology, to provide integrated electronic prescribing capabilities for both legend drugs and controlled substances to Curve Dental customers.

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NY State Ready to Deploy New Weapon in the Battle Against Prescription Drug Abuse

January 8, 2015

Rockville, MD DrFirst, a leading provider of e-medication management solutions, released today an assessment of the marketplace readiness of available technology solutions to support the electronic prescribing requirements that are mandated under New York’s Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) law.

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gloStream Selects DrFirst to Integrate Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

December 29, 2014

TROY, MI and ROCKVILLE, MD gloStream, a performance management services company for independent medical practices, announced today that it will integrate electronic controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) capabilities with DrFirst, the leading provider of integrated medication management technology, into gloEMR, gloStream’s electronic medical record system.

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Medical Society of the State of New York Selects DrFirst as Official E-prescribing Solution

December 12, 2014

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and DrFirst announced today that MSSNY has selected DrFirst as its official and recommended provider of legend drug and controlled substance e-prescribing software to its membership.

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CureMD Selects DrFirst for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

December 2, 2014

CureMD, a leading provider of health information systems, has selected DrFirst, the top provider of integrated medication management technology, to provide controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) capability to users of CureMD EHR, its cloud-based electronic health record system.

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Health information exchange shares medication histories

December 1, 2014

The nonprofit Great Lakes Health Connect in Grand Rapids, the largest health information exchange, or HIE, in Michigan, said this month that it will collaborate with Maryland-based DrFirst.

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Michigan-based HIE chooses DrFirst platform

November 28, 2014

A newly launched health information exchange in Michigan has selected DrFirst's platform for electronically sharing patient information, according to a Grand Rapids Business Journal report.

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Great Lakes Health Connect Partners with DrFirst to Deliver Medication History Data to Providers Statewide

November 10, 2014

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), Michigan’s largest Health Information Exchange (HIE), is now making available to its more than 120 member hospitals and their physician providers DrFirst’s MedHx℠, a medication history data tool that will enable users with comprehensive, patient-specific medication history information.

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DrFirst Launches Electronic Prior Authorization for Providers Nationwide with CoverMyMeds

October 18, 2014

Rockville, MD DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions, announced today that its new electronic prior authorization (ePA) service, Patient Advisor ePA+SM, will begin rolling-out to providers on October 28th. Using the service, prescribers and their staff will be able to initiate, submit and complete prior authorizations electronically, and will be able to respond to prior authorizations that are initiated from pharmacies after a claim rejection, from within their eRx/EMR workflow.

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Taking the fight against the deadly prescription drug epidemic online

September 12, 2014

New data from DrFirst, a leading vendor of EPCS technology, shows that electronic prescriptions for controlled substances has taken off in the past year. The number of the company’s EPCS transactions jumped from about 11,000 per month in January 2013 to 60,000 this past July.

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Drug Cost Dilemma Evades Solution

September 10, 2014

Vendors are already deploying technology to help connect healthcare providers with the most inexpensive medications available, says Peter Kaufman, MD, chief medical officer of DrFirst. "We make it very easy for providers using our program to enter brand name drugs and then switch to generic, to help save money if applicable. We also offer formulary...

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EPCS Gold Approaching 700,000 Controlled Substance E-Prescriptions Issued

September 5, 2014

Rockville, MD DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions, announced today that providers using the company’s EPCS GoldSM 2.0 controlled substance e-prescribing technology have issued more than 663,000 controlled substance prescriptions to date, and the company expects to surpass the 700,000 mark in mid-September.

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DrFirst Secures $10 million in Financing from Silicon Valley Bank

August 6, 2014

Rockville, MD DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients, today announced it has secured $10 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. This financing is an expansion of the existing relationship between DrFirst and Silicon Valley Bank.

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