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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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Survey: Nearly Half of Consumers Have Abandoned a Prescription at the Pharmacy Because it Was Too Expensive

October 30, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Nearly half of consumers have abandoned a medication prescribed by their physician because it was too expensive, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. At a time when the federal government is pushing a variety of measures to make prescription drug prices more transparent to consumers, the nationwide survey revealed that fully 73 percent of consumers would change pharmacies if they knew that doing so would save them money on a prescription.

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DrFirst Executive Linda Fischer to Discuss the Critical Need for Disaster Recovery Technologies at This Week’s Connected Health Conference

October 17, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Healthcare systems are not immune to the devastating impact of natural disasters and other crises, as evidenced by the recent hurricanes that wreaked havoc across the East Coast and Hawaii and the massive wildfires that burned thousands of acres in the Western U.S.

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Centric Home Health & Hospice Advances Care Coordination with Backline, DrFirst’s Secure Communication Platform

September 26, 2018

Rockville, Md. — DrFirst, a nationally ranked provider of medication management and secure communications solutions, today announced that Centric Home Health & Hospice has successfully implemented Backline, DrFirst’s secure messaging application that supports HIPAA and Joint Commission compliance for secure texting.

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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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