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Text messaging: The next frontier for post-operative care?

August 19, 2019

By JESSICA KIM COHEN  Three years ago Goshen (Ind.) Health, which operates a 123-bed hospital, began looking at secure text messaging as a way to improve clinician communication—and now, it’s taken on a patient-centered twist. In 2016, Dr. David Koronkiewicz, then Goshen Health’s medical director of quality, was given a task: look into text messaging for clinicians and staff.

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DrFirst Integrates Mobile Device Access to Enable Fast, Seamless Single Sign-On to Backline® to Take the Friction Out of Care Collaboration

August 7, 2019

ROCKVILLE, MD. — DrFirst announced today their collaboration to deliver single sign-on (SSO) access to HIPAA compliant messaging is now available. Using DrFirst Backline and Imprivata Mobile Device Access to enable fast, secure access to shared mobile devices and applications, users can now securely communicate in real-time across care team members and patients without the burden of manual logins to access Backline.

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DrFirst Integrates with Epic to Deliver In-Workflow Access to Robust Real-Time Prescription Benefits to Prescribers

August 1, 2019

ROCKVILLE, MD – Of the two-thirds of Americans who have been prescribed a medication, 50 percent of them don’t take their drugs as prescribed[1] largely because of the high cost of the drugs and sticker shock at the pharmacy. Twenty to 30 percent of prescriptions are never even filled[2].

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1,000+ Maryland Prescribers Now Use DrFirst’s iPrescribe℠ to Access the State’s PDMP and Keep Patients Safer

July 16, 2019

  ROCKVILLE, Md. — More than 1,000 Maryland prescribers are making more informed prescribing decisions since adopting DrFirst’s mobile medical management platform, iPrescribe, to consult the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) database. DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, medication management, and pricing transparency solutions, joined forces with MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society and CRISP, Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE) and operator of the state’s PDMP, to bring the first mobile application to efficiently access the PDMP within e-prescribing workflows to Maryland prescribers in 2018.

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BestRx and DrFirst Partner to Improve Medication Adherence by Reducing First-Fill Prescription Abandonment up to 20%

July 3, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. – BestRx, a pharmacy management software provider for retail pharmacies, has announced a new partnership with DrFirst, a leading provider of e-prescribing, patient medication management, and price transparency solutions, to improve medication adherence among patients. Today, as many as 25% of new prescriptions are abandoned at pharmacies, placing a significant and preventable burden on the healthcare industry as a whole.

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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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PDX Inc. and DrFirst Collaborate to Reduce Rampant Prescription Abandonment

May 8, 2019

​​​​​​​​​​By best estimates, patients who don’t adhere to their prescribed medication plans cost the U.S. health care system between $100 billion and $300 billion annually in likely avoidable healthcare services. These shocking numbers include the impact of the 20‐30 percent of prescriptions that patients abandon at pharmacies.

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DrFirst Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for its Highly Secure, Patient-centric Communication Solution for the Care Collaboration Market

May 1, 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Based on its recent analysis of the North American market for secure text messaging for care collaboration, Frost & Sullivan recognized DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, medication management, and price transparency management solutions, with the 2019 North American Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its Backline secure collaboration solution.

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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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mumms® Software Partners with DrFirst® to Bring Unprecedented in-EMR Prescribing: ClearScripts, to Hospice and Palliative Care

April 26, 2019

New Orleans, LA — mumms Software, the premier hospice EMR, announces today it will integrate with DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, price transparency, and medication management solutions. Unprecedented among hospice and palliative care EMRs, this in-workflow integration will give clinicians using mumms Hummingbird EMR seamless access to prescribe both legend and scheduled drugs without exiting the EMR, saving them time and improving the comfort and safety of their patients.

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DrFirst Structures a New $17 Million Commercial Financing Facility with SunTrust

April 23, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, price transparency, and medication management solutions, announced today that it has structured a new $17 million commercial financing facility with SunTrust Banks, Inc. The financing extends DrFirst’s strategic relationship with SunTrust Banks, a partnership which initially began in 2015.

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Missouri Health Connection and DrFirst Partner to Expand and Improve State-Wide Access to Life-Saving Medication History Data

March 12, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, price transparency, and medication management solutions, announced today that it has successfully implemented an interoperability gateway with Missouri Health Connection (MHC) that will give clinicians easy access to the deepest, most reliable sources of medication history.

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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 Offers New Solution that Can Increase First Fill Rates by 11%

February 28, 2019

Pharma’s adherence problem often starts before a patient even fills the prescription for the first time. This “first fill” problem has been examined by many over the years including by Harvard Medical School in 2010 when they found 24% of first-time patient prescriptions were never filled by analyzing e-prescription data for over 75,000 patients.

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MEDITECH Expanse Integrates Prescription Pricing Solution for Cost Transparency

February 15, 2019

DrFirst myBenefitCheck solution, which is being integrated into the MEDITECH Expanse Enterprise Health Record (EHR) as the Real-Time Benefit Check (RTBC) tool, empowers patients—especially those with high deductible health plans—to better manage the cost of their care. The tool allows physicians to involve patients in the medication decision-making process for the opportunity to determine the best therapeutic alternative based on the patient’s medical need, insurance coverage, and medication costs.

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