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HIPAA Compliance and Secure Messaging

June 18, 2018

Download the white paper to learn more about how your organization should address text messaging and HIPAA compliance while improving efficiency and collaboration.

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Backline Ensures HIPAA Compliance

April 3, 2018

DrFirst’s secure messaging platform, Backline, allows your institution the convenience of messaging while remaining in compliance with the relevant HIPAA standards. In fact, we have put together a simple chart that lays out this information below.

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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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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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A Guide to Understanding and Qualifying for Meaningful Use

September 29, 2014

Meaningful Use

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which
was signed into law as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA),
established a series of incentives and penalties to encourage medical practitioners to adopt
electronic health records (EHRs).

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The Controlled Substance Epidemic and Crisis Full Report

September 29, 2014

EPCS

Not a day goes by that we don’t view or hear of some story in the local or national
media that chronicles the usually tragic consequences of the widespread fraud,
abuse, and diversion of controlled substances. Unlike in the past when we thought
this concerned or involved only a small fraction of practicing doctors, most of
these current stories are downstream effects of legitimate prescriptions written by
hardworking, well intentioned and busy physicians…

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The Critical Impact of E-prescribing on Dentistry

September 10, 2014

E-prescribing

Download “The Critical Impact of e-Prescribing in Dentistry” to find out how e-prescribing can help Dentists improve patient health and safety, prevent the abuse of controlled substance medications, and qualify for Meaningful Use.

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A View on Collaborative Communication Technology in the Clinical Environment

September 10, 2014

Secure Messaging

Consider a Common Scenario: A patient’s lab results come back demonstrating a critical abnormal result. The patient’s attending nurse walks the floor to locate the physician to take action on the lab. Unable to find the physician, the nurse pages the doctor.

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