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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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Survey: Patients Prefer Secure Texting Over Patient Portal Communication From Their Physicians

February 12, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Only 10 percent of patients prefer to receive physician communications via patient portals, whereas twice that many (19.6 percent) favor receiving information via secure text messages when in-person and phone calls are not an option. The new survey, conducted by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions, also found that more than 90 percent of respondents would like the ability to communicate via secure text messaging with a family member’s care team if that loved one were ill.

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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: More than Half of Consumers Lack Confidence in Their Ability to Properly Take New Medications as Directed

January 24, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. — More than half of consumers lack confidence in their ability to properly take new medications as directed, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. Among the consumers who had concerns about taking new medications correctly, two-thirds blamed their anxiety on a lack of time with physicians at the point of care.

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Mobile Medication Management Improves Performance

December 18, 2018

Healthcare industry finance leaders face challenges today ranging from navigating an ever-evolving regulatory environment and risk-based payments to responding to the increased focus on America’s opioid epidemic. These factors are affecting how hospitals operate and how physicians care for patients, making it increasingly difficult for finance leaders to determine which initiatives to prioritize.

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Reflecting on health IT’s nagging challenges — and where to go from here

December 18, 2018

As I look back on my career in healthcare and the progress that we have made in health IT, I feel as though I have seen and been a part of it all. I’ve had a front-row seat over the years, watching the evolution of technology first as a hospital CIO for 21 years, till today, as an active participant in helping to create solutions that are more sophisticated and hopefully more productive than ever.

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