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11 out of 30 SafeRx Awards Given to DrFirst Rcopia E-Prescribing Users

February 27, 2007

 Rockville, MD-

DrFirst is pleased to congratulate the 11 DrFirst Rcopia users who have been selected to receive the pharmacy industry’s 2nd Annual Safe-Rx Awards presented by SureScripts, NACDS and NCPA.

The following DrFirst providers have been honored with this award:

Delaware: Edward Sobel, MD; Beth Fisher, MD; and David Krasner, MD

Maryland: Jane Kim, PA

Massachusetts: Alberto Sobrado, MD and Joseph Antaki, MD

Michigan: John Connors, MD; Surjeet Singh, MD; and Viorel Lupu, MD

North Carolina: William Larsen, MD

Ohio: Paul Martin, MD

“We believe these awards confirm our ability to successfully implement statewide initiatives and to return value to our clients through successful e-prescribing programs,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “Physicians require e-prescribing systems that are flexible enough to handle a variety of office workflows. Our focus is on not only delivering top notch functionality but also providing hands on guidance to the practice through a workflow analysis, best practice consultation, and in-depth training.”

Safe-Rx awards are presented annually to the three leading e-prescribing physicians within the nation’s top 10 states with the highest rates of electronic prescribing. Rcopia has led the nation in volume of electronic prescriptions transmitted through the Surescripts for well over a year and DrFirst continues its status as market leader in the e-prescribing industry by actively developing the technology to support real-world physician practice workflows.

“DrFirst is a great benefit to patients in many ways including, enhanced patient safety by alerting [me] to possible drug interactions and providing cost savings to patients by informing prescribing physicians about generic alternatives & preferred medications based on patients’ medical insurance,” said Michigan winner Dr. John Connors of Henry Ford Medical Group.

“[Rcopia] has played a key role in streamlining our practice. It has increased efficiency, productivity, and accuracy of our RX’s,” said Maryland winner Jane Kim PA-C of Potomac Physician Associates.

All six (6) states who received awards were sponsored by DrFirst’s health plan clients.

Currently, DrFirst maintains major regional e-prescribing programs in over 13 states, including seven Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans; BCBSDE, CareFirst, BCBSNC, BCBSMA, BCBSIL, Highmark, and one to be announced.

About DrFirst
DrFirst is a national provider of physician connectivity services through its award-winning Rcopia electronic prescription management system. With emphasis on products that link physicians, patients, pharmacies, and payers, DrFirst works to lower healthcare costs while improving clinical outcomes. DrFirst also provides leading edge secure text messaging platforms.

About SureScripts
Founded by the pharmacy industry in 2001, SureScripts operates the Pharmacy Health Information Exchange™ which facilitates the electronic transmission of prescription information between physicians and pharmacists and provides access to life-saving information about patients during emergencies or routine care. Today, more than 95 percent of all pharmacies and all major physician technology vendors in the United States are certified on the Pharmacy Health Information Exchange. More information about SureScripts is available at”

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