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Frequently Asked Questions About Akario

March 30, 2015

  What is Akario? Akario Secure Exchange Suite from DrFirst is a collection of HIPAA-compliant secure communications applications that enable providers to exchange clinical information at the point of care, protect PHI from inappropriate disclosure or breach, and sustain a HIPAA- and HITECH-compliant communications environment.

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Hospice Realizes Benefits of Secure Communications

March 2, 2015

Care Collaboration

Hospice of Hope began using DrFirst’s secure text messaging tool, Akario Backline® to create a protected environment for vital messages to be sent throughout their organization.

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NY I-STOP: Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse with Technology

January 23, 2015

I-STOP

Download our infographic, “NY I-STOP: Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse with Technology,” which illustrates that New York’s healthcare IT software vendor community is moving quickly to enable providers, practices, hospitals and extended care facilities with e-prescribing capabilities for both legend drugs (eRx) and controlled substance e-prescribing (EPCS) in advance of the I-STOP deadline of March 27, 2015.

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I-STOP One Sheet

November 4, 2014

EPCS

As the industry leader in e-prescribing for legend and controlled drugs, DrFirst has solutions to help your practice or hospital deploy your providers.

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I-STOP Fact Sheet

November 4, 2014

EPCS

Learn how to comply with I-STOP, including what you need to do to register with the New York PMP, and how to meet the e-prescribing requirement.

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Akario Connect for Hospitals

October 29, 2014

Care Collaboration

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SmartStrings for Hospitals

October 27, 2014

Medication Management

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MedHx for Hospitals

October 27, 2014

Medication Management

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Hospice Implements Secure Texting to
Improve Communications and Patient Safety

September 29, 2014

Care Collaboration

Secure, efficient communication between doctors and staff is key to reliable patient care.
For Groves Community Hospice, every situation involving patients requires rapid response;
this poses a particular challenge, as more than 80 percent of the hospice staff work in the
field…

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Emergency Department Uses Robust Data to Improve Medication Reconciliation Process North Canyon Medical Center

September 29, 2014

Medication Reconciliation

With DrFirst’s MedHx application, North Canyon Medical Center has transformed their medication
reconciliation process from an incomplete, largely manual process, to a data-driven solution that
provides access to robust, accurate medication history, resulting in improved patient care…

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Using MedHx to Reduce Medication Reconciliation Time by More than 80% at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

September 29, 2014

Medication Reconciliation

For hospitals, medication reconciliation is critical to quality patient care. Obtaining a complete
and accurate list of the patient’s medications sets the cornerstone for good patient care during the
hospital stay, informing doctors about treatments in progress, and arming them to prevent
potentially harmful drug interactions…

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Prescription Abandonment

September 29, 2014

Medication Adherence

Download the infographic to learn the top causes of prescription abandonment, why non-adherence is happening among patients, and what the problem costs the U.S. healthcare system every year.

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Independent Practice Attests for Meaningful Use with DrFirst

September 29, 2014

Meaningful Use

Attestation for Meaningful Use can be a very difficult, time-intensive process, and
many practices and hospitals struggle to keep up with the program. Smaller practices
and independent specialists, in particular, are challenged by Meaningful Use as these
organizations often lack the specialized staff resources and know-how to interpret and
implement the complicated MU reporting requirements with their newly implemented
EMRs.

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A Guide to Understanding and Qualifying for Meaningful Use

September 29, 2014

Meaningful Use

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which
was signed into law as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA),
established a series of incentives and penalties to encourage medical practitioners to adopt
electronic health records (EHRs).

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