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Hurricane Warning: Survey Reveals Healthcare Organizations Doubt Their Disaster Plans are Up to the Task

September 11, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — As Hurricane Florence hurtles toward the East Coast, a new survey reveals that only slightly more than half of healthcare providers believe their organization’s disaster plan is comprehensive enough to cover a variety of disaster scenarios both inside the organization and across the community.

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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 Named 2018 Moxie Award Finalist

June 19, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md.  — “DrFirst is pleased to have been named a finalist in the 2018 Moxie Award,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “I want to congratulate our team for its hard work and commitment in creating a company that is being recognized among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the D.C.

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DrFirst Helps Clinicians Personalize Treatment Plans Through Genomics Testing

June 6, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, a nationally ranked provider of medication management and secure communications solutions, has added a new pharmacogenomics (PGx) capability within the workflow of its Rcopia electronic prescribing suite. The new PGx solution, developed in collaboration with Translational Software Inc.

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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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South Okanagan General Hospital Strengthens the Best Possible Medication Histories Using DrFirst’s Patient Medication History Service with PharmaNet Data in MEDITECH EHR

May 25, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst Healthcare Innovations, Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of DrFirst, a leading provider of patient medication management solutions, announced that South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, British Columbia, has deployed MedHx, DrFirst’s electronic patient medication history service, integrated within the hospital’s MEDITECH Enterprise Health Record (EHR).

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New York State Psychiatric Association Endorses DrFirst Medication Management Tools for Use by Psychiatric Community

May 4, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The New York State Psychiatric Association (NYSPA), representing more than 3,800 practicing psychiatrists and residents throughout New York, has designated DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and medication management solutions, as the vendor of choice for cost-efficient, reliable, and robust e-prescribing tools for its members.

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DrFirst’s Vice President of Product Strategy and CHIME Opioid Task Force Member to Speak at Critical Connections’ Opioid Crisis Symposium

April 24, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and medication management solutions, announced today that Linda Fischer, the company’s vice president of product strategy, will be a presenter on the panel entitled “State of the Opioid Crisis: Moving Forward.

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DrFirst Launches Industry-First Community-wide Care Collaboration Networks in New York State

April 10, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, a leading healthcare technology innovator, has launched a new service, “Connected Care Communities,” that helps provider organizations establish secure, real-time care collaboration networks that can include any or all healthcare providers in a given community, as well as patients.

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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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Maryland Lt. Gov. Rutherford to Meet with Healthcare Leadership at DrFirst to Tackle the Opioid Crisis through Compliance with the Coming PDMP Mandate

March 14, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md.  DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and
medication management solutions, announced today that Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, members of the governor’s office, MedChi leaders, the Maryland State Medical Society, and Dr. Mark Reynolds, dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) and periodontist at the school’s clinics, will meet at the company’s Rockville headquarters on March 16.

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DrFirst, Imprivata and Forward Advantage Collaborate to Deliver Innovations in Controlled Substance E-Prescribing to MEDITECH Users

March 7, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — DrFirst, Imprivata and Forward Advantage today announced their collaboration to deliver new enhancements to the controlled substance e-prescribing workflow for MEDITECH users. The MEDITECH-recommended solution brings enhanced security and in-workflow PDMP access to the e-prescribing process, helping MEDITECH prescribers combat the opioid crisis while recognizing new workflow efficiencies.

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DrFirst Showcases Its 4th Generation Intelligent E-prescribing Mobile App, iPrescribe, with Secure EPCS, PDMP Opioid Visibility and Market-Leading Benefit Check at HIMSS18

March 6, 2018

LAS VEGAS—HIMSS Conference, Booth #1668—DrFirst, the market leader in e-prescribing and medication management solutions, will feature its new mobile e-prescribing solution, iPrescribeSM, at HIMSS18, the health information technology industry’s premier annual conference. This newest innovation joins DrFirst’s best-in-class line-up of solutions that help healthcare facilities and providers: Improve first-fill medication adherence
Fight opioid abuse with in-workflow decision support tools
Increase prescriber efficiency, including working across multiple care provider facilities and EHRs
Drive better quality of care and reduce medication errors via improved data visibility
DrFirst will welcome HIMSS18 attendees and demonstrate its unprecedented mobile and desktop healthcare technology tools, as well as share customer successes at booth #1668 during exhibit hours.

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