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EPCS: Getting Started with Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

January 12, 2016

EPCS

Download our infographic, “EPCS: Getting Started with Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances” to learn what EPCS is, how e-prescribing can help, and how to get started. E-prescribing is a huge time-saver for you, your patients and your staff. It’s also safer.

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New York Electronic Prescribing Mandate

January 5, 2016

I-STOP

Download our infographic, “N.Y. E-Prescribing Mandate — Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse with Technology,” which illustrates how New York hospitals, practitioners, extended care facilities and pharmacies are moving quickly to enable e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) and legend drugs in advance of New York’s deadline for mandatory e-prescribing on March 27, 2016.

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Critical Access Hospital Improves Medication Reconciliation Workflow

August 25, 2015

Medication Reconciliation

With the need to enhance workflow, Boone County Hospital chose SmartStrings to leverage more meaningful medication order strings and ensure an easily maintained database.

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SmartSearch for Hospitals

April 15, 2015

Building favorites lists and searching through long lists of medications to find the right drug is a time-intensive project, requiring experienced staff to spend more time searching than prescribing. The numerous keystrokes and clicks significantly impact the e-prescribing workflow and the time spent searching multiplies significantly.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Backline®

March 30, 2015

  What is Backline? Backline 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, Backline® to create a protected environment for vital messages to be sent throughout their organization. > Download Case Study   

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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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SmartStrings for Hospitals

October 27, 2014

Medication Management

Developing medication order content used to be a time-intensive project, requiring months and many man hours of experienced staff researching the useful medication order strings for their facilities, manually adding appropriate order strings for each drug, removing inactive drugs, and manually adding new drugs as they become available.

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MedHx for Hospitals

October 27, 2014

Medication Management

Medication reconciliation is a cornerstone of excellent patient care. Gaps in medication history can delay optimal treatment, put patients at risk, and contribute to higher readmission rates. Creating patient home medication lists by relying on traditional HIS system data feeds, interviewing patients and calling local pharmacies and primary care providers is highly time consuming and often delivers incomplete results.

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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… > Download Case Study 

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Using MedHx to Reduce Medication Reconciliation Time at Confluence Health

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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