Beginning in 2003, Stoessel and Winston Wong, CareFirst’s associate vice president, pharmacy, began to explore e-prescribing software from various suppliers. CareFirst eventually chose Rcopia from Rockville, Md.-based DrFirst Inc. “We liked the level of drug referencing that came with the software,” says Stoessel. “It seemed more substantial than other products we looked at. Also, they were pushing patient safety benefits just as much as the savings potential of the software. That’s an important goal for us.”
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