ROCKVILLE, Md. – DrFirst, the market leader in ePrescribing and delivering intelligent medication management solutions that improve patient safety, today announced that attendees of the 2017 Annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium can learn about real-world results of intelligent medication management at DrFirst’s table. The 26th annual medical informatics event, hosted by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), will take place on June 20-23, 2017, at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California.
Many healthcare organizations have realized that technologies designed to address patient safety challenges have not yet resulted in satisfactorily reduced adverse drug events (ADEs), medication history omission errors, hospital lengths of stay and avoidable hospital readmissions. Simultaneously, cost pressures on these facilities have risen due to inexperienced staff, incomplete or inconsistent workflow processes and efficiency-based reimbursements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
To resolve those issues, DrFirst’s intelligent medication management platform focuses on the entire medication management process, aligning medication reconciliation and care transition cycles while seamlessly integrating with legacy health information systems, including Epic. DrFirst’s solutions decrease the risk of medication errors occurring during subsequent care transition cycles by compressing medication reconciliation intervals,. Maximizing the efficiency of all medication and clinical processes yields cost savings and expanded throughput, allowing healthcare systems to care for more patients. When advanced processes are combined with better quality data, all stakeholders win. Physicians, care teams and patients avoid the repercussions of transcription and omission errors that harm patient safety, negatively affect reimbursements and create process inefficiencies.
Fully integrated with the intelligent medication management platform, DrFirst’s MedHx and SmartSuite solutions enable hospitals and health systems to simplify clinical workflows, elevate data quality and increase care team productivity. With the market’s most complete source of medication history, MedHx ensures the highest level of accuracy of patient medication history data through multiple data feeds, adding community data sources and driving patient participation, thereby supplying clinicians with the information they need for enhanced decision-making at the point of encounter.
By leveraging DrFirst’s SmartSuite products, provider organizations can lessen the data validation and entry burden on medical staff, conditioning data in an intelligent manner and automating data population. These advancements in data completeness and accuracy, as well as process automation, produce even greater efficiencies in medication reconciliation, minimizing patient treatment delays and contributing to positive patient outcomes.
“It’s time for the industry to move from Meaningful Use to ‘Intelligent Use’ and we’re pleased to lead that charge with our comprehensive intelligent medication management platform,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “Built on our foundation of data-driven technology, this patient-centered platform supplies the tools, technology and innovation required to finally achieve the goal of consistently delivered high-quality care. It is clear that process efficiencies yield improved patient safety while reducing physician burnout, allowing doctors to spend more time with patients versus data entry.”
DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of ePrescribing and 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 www.drfirst.com or connect with us @DrFirst.