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Bridging The Medication Reconciliation Gap

June 22, 2017

Medication Reconciliation

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Identify Deficiencies and Breakdowns in the Medication Reconciliation Process to Achieve Optimal Patient Safety

June 22, 2017

Medication Reconciliation

Failure to precisely reconcile medications may result in incorrect doses or dosage forms, duplicate therapy, patients missing clinically important home medications while in the hospital, and other events. Despite the overwhelming need for medication reconciliation to enhance patient safety, the process of medication reconciliation continues to be a burden to acute care facilities nationwide.

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Critical Access Hospital Uses Secure Messaging to Enhance Patient Safety

April 18, 2017

Care Collaboration

Text messaging is synonymous with convenience – so much so that more than 80 percent of Americans rely on the platform daily, according to Pew Research. For providers, there is a real temptation to solve healthcare delivery problems using tools that are ready in hand.

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DrFirst’s SmartSig Saves Billings Clinic Hundreds of Staff Hours

March 15, 2017

Facing medical reconciliation challenges, Montana’s largest HCO integrates DrFirst’s SmartSig technology to save more than 300 staff hours and nearly one million clicks a year. Less than two years ago, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the Billings Clinic emergency department spent hours on the phone each day — trying, sometimes in vain, to obtain accurate patient medication histories.

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Secure Texting Helps Pediatric Hospital Communicate with Parents

November 25, 2016

“It’s a little thing that’s not such a little thing,” says Rick Simpson, Clinical Applications Manager at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. “Using secure communication to keep our patients’ parents in the loop had an immediate impact: it eases parents’ minds, and keeps them involved in their children’s care.” > Download Case Study 

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Secure Texting and Care Collaboration Creates Hospital-Wide Improvements

June 1, 2016

Secure Messaging

Interfaith selected Backline as a tool to achieve several key goals for the hospital, including improved community collaboration, enhanced patient safety, regulatory compliance, operational efficiency and as a new tool for revenue generation.

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The Evolving EPCS Landscape 2016: A Prescription for Stopping Opioid Abuse

March 24, 2016

EPCS

Enabling physicians to electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS) may help curb the widespread abuse of opioids by increasing prescription security, improving patient safety and reducing the practice of “doctor shopping” to fill unnecessary prescriptions. However, while the vast majority of our nation’s retail pharmacies (82 percent) are EPCS enabled, fewer than six percent of all U.S.

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EPCS: Getting Started with Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

January 12, 2016

EPCS

Download our infographic, “EPCS: Getting Started with Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances” to learn what EPCS is, how e-prescribing can help, and how to get started. E-prescribing is a huge time-saver for you, your patients and your staff. It’s also safer.

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New York Electronic Prescribing Mandate

January 5, 2016

I-STOP

Download our infographic, “N.Y. E-Prescribing Mandate — Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse with Technology,” which illustrates how New York hospitals, practitioners, extended care facilities and pharmacies are moving quickly to enable e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) and legend drugs in an effort to comply with New York’s EPCS mandate, which requires New York practitioners to e-prescribe legend drugs and controlled substances.

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Critical Access Hospital Improves Medication Reconciliation Workflow

August 25, 2015

Medication Reconciliation

With the need to enhance workflow, Boone County Hospital chose SmartStrings to leverage more meaningful medication order strings and ensure an easily maintained database.

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SmartSearch for Hospitals

April 15, 2015

Medication Management

Building favorites lists and searching through long lists of medications to find the right drug is a time-intensive project, requiring experienced staff to spend more time searching than prescribing. The numerous keystrokes and clicks significantly impact the e-prescribing workflow and the time spent searching multiplies significantly.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Backline®

March 30, 2015

Secure Messaging

  What is Backline? Backline Secure Exchange Suite from DrFirst is a collection of HIPAA-compliant secure communications applications that enable providers to exchange clinical information at the point of care, protect PHI from inappropriate disclosure or breach, and sustain a HIPAA- and HITECH-compliant communications environment.

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Hospice Realizes Benefits of Secure Messaging

March 2, 2015

Care Collaboration

Texting is pervasive for personal and business use. In any given facility, healthcare or otherwise, texting is used as a quick way to ask a question, give an opinion and acquire information. Like many healthcare organizations, Hospice of Hope’s staff communicated with their colleagues through various methods including texts, email messages, phone calls and faxes.

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I-STOP One Sheet

November 4, 2014

EPCS

As the industry leader in e-prescribing for legend and controlled drugs, DrFirst has solutions to help your practice or hospital deploy your providers.

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I-STOP Fact Sheet

November 4, 2014

EPCS

Learn how to comply with I-STOP, including what you need to do to register with the New York PMP, and how to meet the e-prescribing requirement.

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