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Cerner To Work with DrFirst to Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

May 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health platform and innovation company, and DrFirst, a leading provider of medication management and data solutions, are working together on a new and innovative offering to help providers tackle the opioid epidemic.

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Opioid Crisis Survey: 20% of Patients Face Trouble Obtaining Controlled Substance Prescriptions

April 30, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — According to a DrFirst sponsored survey, 48% of consumers have been prescribed an opioid-based medication in the last five years, and, nearly two-thirds of those individuals have obtained multiple prescriptions within that timeframe. Nearly 20% of patients reported experiencing difficulty in obtaining a prescription for an opioid-based medication within that time frame, and half of the consumers who had trouble getting a prescription cited their doctor’s hesitation to prescribe opioids.

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DrFirst Leads the Way Towards Helping EHR Companies Seamlessly Achieve NCPDP SCRIPT 2017071 Certification

March 5, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, price transparency, and medication management solutions, today announced that its flagship Rcopia® product has been certified compliant with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) mandated NCPDP SCRIPT 2017071 (Script 2017) e-prescribing standard.

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DrFirst Launches California’s First-ever Integrated Technology to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic Across the Healthcare Continuum

February 6, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions, announced today the availability of an integrated solution with the MEDITECH Enterprise Health Record (EHR) that seamlessly connects prescribers to California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

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Survey: Physician I.T. Leaders Say Recent Improvements to Medication Management in Hospitals Make Patients Safer

September 6, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Nearly 100 percent of chief medical information officers (CMIOs) in U.S. hospitals believe medication management improvement initiatives are having a positive impact and that patient safety issues are less likely to occur today, as compared to 5 years ago, according to a new survey from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS).

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MEDITECH Integrates Drug Monitoring Within Expanse to Improve Opioid Prescribing

August 30, 2018

MEDITECH is addressing physician concern over laborious reviewing and reporting of controlled substances by integrating one-tap access to state-regulated electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) that track controlled substance prescriptions, from directly within MEDITECH Expanse. Available from DrFirst, the PDMP database link allows prescribers to view controlled substance histories effortlessly from multiple PDMPs simultaneously as allowed by cooperating states, within the EHR prior to transmitting prescriptions.

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Connecticut State Medical Society Partners with DrFirst ePrescribe to Give Members One Click Access to the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System

July 26, 2018

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. – The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), representing more than 6,000 physicians in Connecticut, has selected DrFirst, a leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions, as the vendor of choice for its robust e-prescribing tool, iPrescribe, for its members.

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DrFirst Showcases Medication Management Best Practices at the 2018 International Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) Conference

May 29, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, a nationally ranked provider of medication management and secure communications solutions, is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2018 International MUSE Conference held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from May 29th to June 1st.

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University of Maryland School of Dentistry and DrFirst Team Up to Combat Opioid Abuse Using Innovative e-Prescribing and Communications Technology

March 16, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) has joined with DrFirst, the leading independent provider of e-prescribing and medication management systems in the U.S., to fight the opioid crisis that is afflicting Maryland and the country. The school’s adoption of DrFirst’s mobility suite, including iPrescribeSM and Backline®, puts academia at the forefront of the fight against opioid addiction by providing tools and education for future oral health practitioners and UMSOD alumni to access more accurate patient medication history and opioid prescribing data.

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