The Top 10 Reasons To Start E-prescribing Immediately

December 20, 2012

By now, it’s safe to say that the vast majority of medical practitioners have heard of electronic prescription management, more commonly known as “E-prescribing.” But for those who aren’t yet familiar with it: e-prescribing is the computer-based electronic generation, transmission and filling of a medical prescription, with the purpose of modernizing and replacing the traditional paper-based handwritten prescriptions.

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Tom Sullivan, MD Testifies in Front of ONC

July 31, 2012

Once again, DrFirst Chief Strategy and Privacy Officer, Tom Sullivan, MD, has been asked to share his expert opinion on the identify proofing for doctors. This time, before the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), at a hearing on “Sharing Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.” In a nutshell, Dr.

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Meaningful Use Audits

July 30, 2012

According to ModernHealthcare.com, the Meaningful Use audits have begun (see the article http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120724/NEWS/307249988#). Normally, the word “audit” strikes fear into the heart of mortal man—and by extension physicians—but DrFirst Rcopia users have a secret weapon. AttestEasy℠, available to practices using Rcopia-MU, provides registration support, timely monitoring, and other concierge services to help physicians attest to Meaningful Use.

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94th Annual Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting Recap

July 2, 2012

The DrFirst team is back from Houston, after officially wrapping up the 94th Annual Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting.  We met with endocrinologists from all over the world:  Argentina, China, the UK, Saudi Arabia, and of course, the U.S. Doctors continue to be excited about our Rcopia-MU℠ product as a way to take advantage of Meaningful Use incentives without going fully paperless.  

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PQRS Now Available Through Rcopia-MU

June 27, 2012

PQRS – the Physician Quality Reporting System – is a very hot topic in physician practices right now. In a nutshell, it is a Medicare program that allows doctors to take advantage of another federal healthcare incentive by reporting on quality measures.

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A Recap of MUSE 2012 Conference

June 15, 2012

DrFirst has just experienced yet another very successful International MUSE Conference, in Orlando. Working with MEDITECH over the past 12 years, we look forward to each MUSE, the largest independent MEDITECH user group in the world, as a great way to connect with our current and future customers.

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AHRQ Toolkit Released

June 13, 2012

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a Toolkit with 13 steps to aid physician practices and independent pharmacies in their e-prescribing implementation. See the Toolkit. The steps include all aspects of setting up an e-prescribing system, from determining who should be on the implementation team all the way through printing out documents to provide patients during a visit when they have been given an e-prescription.

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Drug Abuse Fueled by Doctor Shopping Continues to be Epidemic

June 12, 2012

Drug Abuse Fueled by Doctor Shopping Continues to be Epidemic Misuse of controlled prescription drugs continues to be an enormous problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from drug overdoses exceeded the number of deaths from traffic accidents in 2009.

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E-Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Time is NOW!

May 29, 2012

The healthcare industry has been talking about the benefits of e-prescribing for years. By now, the advantages offered to your practice and your patients—through increased workflow efficiency and reduced medication errors—are obvious. However,making e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) available to physicians has proven to be more of a challenge.

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June 30th - The Deadline for Your Bottom Line

May 23, 2012

The half-way mark for 2012 is quickly approaching. And while the month of June traditionally brings weddings, graduations and the start of summer vacations, busy practitioners face an important deadline on June 30, 2012—one that may present an unpleasant surprise when receiving Medicare reimbursements.

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About the Author

Irene Froehlich

Ms. Froehlich has been with DrFirst since its inception in 2000. In her role as Director of Marketing, she oversees the planning, directing, and coordinating all marketing and public relations efforts at DrFirst. Ms. Froehlich has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.