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Xpress Technologies and DrFirst® Launch a True “End-to-End” E-Prescribing Solution for the Urgent Care and Emergency Department Industry

March 13, 2012

Rockville, MD, March 13, 2012

Xpress Technologies, a leading electronic health records (EHR) software company, and DrFirst, the leader in electronic prescribing and medication reconciliation, announced today that Xpress Technologies has publicly launched a true “end-to-end” e-prescribing solution through its integration with DrFirst’s award winning GoldRx™ certified Rcopia™ e-prescribing technology.

This integration allows XpressCharts EHR users to submit regulatory-compliant e-prescriptions to pharmacies through a real-time, fail-safe, clinical transaction network.

“Xpress Technologies has demonstrated its commitment to best practices by bringing the benefits of electronic prescribing to healthcare professionals, including the ability to electronically prescribe controlled substances utilizing DrFirst’s EPCS Gold™ platform,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president, DrFirst, Inc. “We value their forward-thinking commitment to providing high quality information tools to improve the prescription-writing process for their providers and patients.”

“DrFirst’s industry-leading technology and commitment to complying with state, federal, and local government prescribing regulations will be a huge benefit to Xpress Technologies clients,” said Ralph Badanowski, MD, FACEP, president and CEO of Xpress Technologies. “The integration of the DrFirst module into XpressCharts will allow doctors to be one step ahead of electronic prescribing mandates, provide a higher level of patient service and safety by minimizing potential adverse drug events, and will increase staff productivity due to less time spent with pharmacy questions and renewal requests.” Case studies suggest a savings of up to two hours per day for office staff with a faster, one click, multi-prescription renewal process.

About Xpress Technologies
Xpress Technologies is a premier provider of emergency department and urgent care documentation products. Since 1984, Xpress Technologies has provided XpressCharts to fulfill the needs and expectations of the healthcare community and its patients with respect to product performance, workflow, interoperability, security and clinical decision support. For more information, visit

About DrFirst
Founded in 2000, DrFirst is the nation’s leading e-prescribing and solutions platform provider to physician practices, major health plans, health systems, hospitals, and EHR vendors. Through its Open Borders Program, DrFirst solutions integrate with over 200 EHR, practice management and HIT systems. A Surescripts Gold Certified solution provider for five consecutive years with its award-winning Rcopia electronic prescription management platform, DrFirst utilizes the Surescripts network for pharmacy connectivity, health plan information, and patient medication history.

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