Most Healthcare Providers Admit They Aren’t Ready for a Disaster. Is Your Organization at Risk?

September 11, 2018

With Hurricane Florence threatening to wreak havoc on the East Coast this week, the devasting images from last year’s hurricane season come to mind: the flooded neighborhoods and boat rescues in Houston; the flattened homes and splintered boats across Florida and the Caribbean; the thousands dead in Puerto Rico.

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Lt. Gov. Meeting Highlights Need to Give Prescribers Easy Access to PDMP Data

April 25, 2018

Combating the Opioid Crisis, Together DrFirst’s technology is being increasingly used across the country to fight the opioid epidemic by giving prescribers the tools they need to identify patients who are addicted, or at risk of becoming addicted, to these dangerous drugs.

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CMS Gets an Earful on "Meaningful Use"

March 25, 2010

March 15 marked the end of the public comment period on CMS’ proposed interim rule on meaningful use and PQRI. Now CMS is sifting through the 2,700 written responses to qualify those that are relevant and make sure they are given due consideration.

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Looks like we finally “tipped!”

March 16, 2010

Surescripts released the highly anticipated 2009 National Progress Report on E-Prescribing last week at HIMSS10, and the results are spectacular. Here are some of the key findings: About 25% of office-based providers are e-prescribing! The number grew from 74,000 at the end of 2008 to 156,000 by the end of 2009.

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E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances: We’re doing that!

February 25, 2010

Education Session 176
Initial Experience with E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances: How It’s Done
Wednesday, March 3, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM I’m excited to let you know that our CMO, Peter Kaufman, MD is set to co-host one of the HIMSS education sessions titled, Initial Experience with E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances: How It’s Done.

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Putting Doctors First for over a Decade

January 14, 2010

It’s time to break out the bubbly! DrFirst is celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Looking back from January 1, 2000, it’s been quite a journey becoming the leader in standalone electronic prescribing. We have a lot of FIRSTs to be proud of: 2003: DrFirst was the first company to realize the importance of connecting with both RxHub and Surescripts 2004: DrFirst was the first to systematically provide e-prescribing services for EMR vendors 2009: DrFirst was the first to legally transmit controlled drug prescriptions under a DEA waiver We established a history of experience and credibility:

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Peter Kaufman, MD Elected Into The Physicians' Electronic Health Record Coalition

December 2, 2009

I first met the DrFirst Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peter N. Kaufman, in the lobby of a hotel in Boston. I was working with a different company at the time and he wanted to share his excitement over the DrFirst eprescribing application with me.

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Kicking off the DrFirst Blog By Admitting Our Mistakes

November 17, 2009

Cameron Deemer joined DrFirst in early 2004, after stints with the giant PBM firm PCS Health Systems (where he was tapped to serve as one of three original co-chairs for NCPDP work group 11, developing the first national electronic prescribing standard, SCRIPT 1.0) and NDCHealth (where he managed practice management, EMR, and eprescribing product lines).

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About the Author

Cam Deemer

As President of DrFirst, Mr. Deemer is responsible for driving the development, strategy and management of the company towards exponential growth and success. Mr. Deemer brings more than 12 years of healthcare industry experience to this position. He joined DrFirst in 2005 as the Director of Product Management and most recently served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he managed the company’s tactical operations. Since joining DrFirst, Mr. Deemer has played an instrumental role in formalizing and driving improved business processes, while developing new technology strategies to leverage the benefits of e-prescribing for payers, hospitals, and health systems. He has also been a strong proponent of promoting interoperability in the eHealthcare industry by sharing prescription data between disparate systems. Prior to joining DrFirst in 2005, Mr. Deemer was Assistant Vice President of Product Management for PCS Health Systems/AdvancePCS and also led the e-prescribing and practice management product strategy for NDCHealth/Per Se (currently the RelayHealth division of McKesson).