February 7, 2012

DrFirst’s EHR Advisor site assists doctors to overcome barriers in selecting the right EHR

Rockville, MD, February 07, 2012

DrFirst, the leader in electronic prescribing, medication reconciliation and integrated e-prescribing for Electronic Health Records (EHR), today announced the launch of EHR Advisor, a new free service designed to make it easier for physician practices to determine which electronic health record solutions and companies meet the practice’s specific requirements.

“Selecting the right EHR to meet a practice’s unique needs can be an overwhelming process given the significant number of options and marketing messages today,” says G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “Understanding industry requirements like Meaningful Use and implications for the practice can also be a challenge. The EHR Advisor is a tool for physician practices to simplify the search for market-leading solutions based on practice specific needs, to review additional information about those solutions and to contact companies to learn more.”

DrFirst’s EHR Advisor is provided at no cost to physicians and other healthcare providers. The EHR Advisor assures that all EHRs listed have e-prescribing services that achieve rigid Surescripts and DrFirst industry quality and functionality certification. It also allows visitors to immediately review additional useful details about EHRs selected from the site rather than being directed to other sites for follow-up.

With the EHR Advisor, users can search based on specialty-specific and feature-specific criteria, including “must have” versus “nice-to-have” features. The EHR Advisor immediately identifies solutions that qualify physicians for MIPPA, PQRS, and Meaningful Use incentive payments. Users can then set up a personal account to view PDF downloads, screenshots, video product tours of selected vendors and directly contact vendors to request a custom consultation—without leaving the site.

The EHR Advisor also maintains a record in the user’s personal dashboard of all search results and vendor communications for future reference. In addition healthcare professionals will find healthcare industry news, blogs and information tools to stay abreast of the latest news, events and trends that impact physician practices.

“EHR Advisor is a natural extension of DrFirst’s market leading integration services for EHR companies,” adds Deemer. “With the EHR Advisor, users have the assurance that only the most trusted EHR providers will be included in the customized search. In keeping with our company name and philosophy, we put the doctor first by providing greater convenience and service.”