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CMS Releases Proposed Rule for ePrescribing?


January 8, 2005

“On Friday, February 4, the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, a Washington-based coalition of health insurers, released results of a pilot project using DrFirst, Inc’s Rcopia in the Washington, DC region. More than 400 of the 125,000 electronic prescriptions written generated a serious drug interaction on which prescribers acted. Furthermore, there was an estimated $100,000 in savings from reduced hospitalizations and ER visits, and an average savings of $29 per fill for prescriptions to comply with formulary. As with all other studies on e-prescribing, there was a documented reduction in telephone calls between prescribers and pharmacists…”

DrFirst also provides the industries best secure text messaging platforms for physicians, hospitals and EMR/EHR vendors.

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