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Secure Texting and Care Collaboration Creates Hospital-Wide Improvements

June 1, 2016

Secure Messaging

Interfaith selected Backline as a tool to achieve several key goals for the hospital, including improved community collaboration, enhanced patient safety, regulatory compliance, operational efficiency and as a new tool for revenue generation.

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The Evolving EPCS Landscape 2016: A Prescription for Stopping Opioid Abuse

March 24, 2016

EPCS

Enabling physicians to electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS) may help curb the widespread abuse of opioids by increasing prescription security, improving patient safety and reducing the practice of “doctor shopping” to fill unnecessary prescriptions. However, while the vast majority of our nation’s retail pharmacies (82 percent) are EPCS enabled, fewer than six percent of all U.S.

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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 an effort to comply with New York’s EPCS mandate, which requires New York practitioners to e-prescribe legend drugs and controlled substances.

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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

Medication Management

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

Secure Messaging

  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 Messaging

March 2, 2015

Care Collaboration

Texting is pervasive for personal and business use. In any given facility, healthcare or otherwise, texting is used as a quick way to ask a question, give an opinion and acquire information. Like many healthcare organizations, Hospice of Hope’s staff communicated with their colleagues through various methods including texts, email messages, phone calls and faxes.

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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

Secure Messaging

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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