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The First Step to E-prescribing Controlled Substances Has Been Taken!

June 4, 2010

DrFirst has released a press release in response to the June 3rd healthcare IT milestone.  Dr. Tom Sullivan performed the first ever live demonstration of sending a controlled substance electronically at the 2010 AHRQ Annual Health IT Grantee and Contractor meeting in Washington, DC.   This fully operational system was developed under an AHRQ funded grant in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Berkshire Health Systems, Inc., eRx Network, and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management and contains the necessary security features required to operate under a special waiver from the DEA.

“Our focus now is to bring these capabilities to the more than 100 EMR, practice management, and hospital information system vendors who partner with DrFirst for e-prescribing.”  – G. Cameron Deemer, President of DrFirst

Read the entire press release at:


We will be posting a video of the demonstration at http://www.youtube.com/drfirst in the coming days so stay tuned!

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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.

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