Becker’s Hospital Review and SmartCEO recognize DrFirst for its positive, team-based work environment

March 27, 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md. – DrFirst, the innovative leader in delivering medication management solutions that improve clinical workflows, enable secure care collaboration and enhance patient safety, announces that it has received recognition from two leading publications for its positive corporate culture and employee-centric work environment. The two awards were bestowed by Becker’s Hospital Review and SmartCEO, where the healthcare technology provider earned the following distinctions:

  • Becker’s Hospital Review named DrFirst as one of the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, citing the company’s training and leadership program, DrFirst University, which provides all employees with access to educational resources designed to advance their careers. Additionally, Becker’s recognized DrFirst’s peer bonding initiatives, including its regular book clubs and multicultural celebrations, as well as its peer recognition program and individual awards held during quarterly meetings.
  • SmartCEO designated DrFirst as the recipient of its Corporate Culture Award for companies located in the greater Washington, D.C., area. SmartCEO highlighted the philosophy of DrFirst Founder and CEO, James F. Chen, who encourages each team member to play to their strengths while leveraging team synergies, similar to highly effective basketball teams. The result has been ever-increasing satisfaction of DrFirst’s staff, leading to enhanced company productivity. DrFirst’s commitment to improving health and stress reduction was also cited, with specific mention of the company’s painting classes, recreational golf clinics and table tennis tournaments.

“DrFirst supports professional growth, better health and social bonding between employees, striving for a fun work environment where leadership skills are refined through teamwork,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “We are so pleased that Becker’s Hospital Review and SmartCEO have honored our commitment to providing our employees with ongoing opportunities to strengthen individual leadership and team development skills – all within an upbeat, collaborative work environment. This unique corporate culture fuels our team’s passion for working at DrFirst and powers our organization’s ongoing success.”

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About DrFirst

DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of medication management solutions, enables stakeholders across the healthcare industry to intelligently utilize comprehensive real-time data and connectivity to increase their patient safety ratings, efficiency and profitability. Today, over 170,000 healthcare professionals and over 60% of Electronic Health Record vendors, depend on DrFirst’s innovative software solutions to improve clinical workflows, expedite secure collaboration across a patient’s care team and drive better health outcomes. The company’s integrated technologies include its award-winning electronic prescribing platform, the most comprehensive medication history available, clinically specialized secure messaging, as well as patient medication adherence monitoring and benefits checking. In addition, DrFirst was the first to offer e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS), and is considered the industry standard for providers nationwide. For more information, please visit or connect with us @DrFirst.