January 22, 2010
Rockville, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)
DrFirst is pleased to announce a decade of leadership in healthcare IT (HIT) with the company’s 10th anniversary. Since its inception on January 1, 2000, DrFirst has been a pioneer in the HIT industry and the national leader in standalone electronic prescribing (e-prescribing). DrFirst was the first company to realize the importance of connecting with both RxHub and Surescripts (2003), the first to systematically provide e-prescribing services for EMR vendors (2004), and the first to transmit controlled drug prescriptions under a DEA waiver (2009). The Rcopia e-prescribing system from DrFirst is the most widely used standalone eprescribing system in the country and currently facilitates over 2 million prescriptions per month with several thousands of users nationwide.
In the last ten years, DrFirst has established a history of experience and credibility in the healthcare industry. DrFirst has been selected to provide e-prescribing and formulary services by 20 major health plans, more than any other vendor, and has a long list of prestigious health system clients. DrFirst is also the vendor of choice for over 60 hospitals in the inpatient and ambulatory setting.
In 2004, DrFirst was the first company to demonstrate its commitment to interoperability by launching its innovative Open Borders program, providing electronic prescribing, formulary, and medication history services to EMR/EHR vendors. Since that time, DrFirst has successfully partnered with nearly 100 electronic medical software vendors. In the acute care setting, DrFirst has collaborated with MEDITECH to provide a similar set of services to hospital-based providers. Finally, over the last decade, DrFirst has received 12 awards, certifications, and industry accolades making the company the most decorated standalone e-prescribing vendor in the industry.
“Along with every employee at DrFirst, I look forward to our future in this innovative industry. We’ve never been more confident about DrFirst’s potential for growth and success, and could not be more excited about the team we have built over the past 10 years. It is our mission to serve the current and emerging needs of the healthcare industry, and we are confident that we will continue to thrive while always keeping doctors first,” said G. Cameron Deemer, President of DrFirst, Inc.
DrFirst is poised to remain at the top of the HIT industry, building upon the excellence of the award-winning Rcopia e-prescribing system while continuing to create innovative technologies such as secure text messaging that connect healthcare communities. Looking forward to the future DrFirst is excited to be a part of the country’s healthcare revolution while maintaining their commitment to keeping doctors first.