DrFirst technology to be integrated into ophthalmology electronic health record platforms, providing industry-leading clinical solutions

April 27, 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md.—DrFirst, the market and innovative leader in delivering medication management solutions that improve clinical workflows, enable secure care collaboration and enhance patient safety, announces today that it has been selected by Eye Care Leaders (ECL), the leading provider of practice performance solutions for ophthalmologists and optometrists, to integrate its medication management and e-prescribing technology with ECL’s electronic health record (EHR) platforms. With the addition of Eye Care Leaders, 70% of the ophthalmologist market now participates on the DrFirst E-Medication Management platform.

“Eye Care Leaders is at the forefront of ophthalmology, representing nearly half of all eye care physicians in the United States,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “EHR vendors, including Eye Care Leaders, need a forward-thinking partner. As an industry pioneer, DrFirst has proven its commitment to delivering ongoing innovation and world-class, 24×7 customer service that enables physicians to provide high-quality care instead of spending time with time-consuming, administrative tasks.”

The average American fills 12 prescriptions per year, making medication management and e-prescribing a critical component of care delivery. Through DrFirst, ECL physicians gain access to a comprehensive platform that combines medication reconciliation and e-prescribing functionalities, including e-prescribing for controlled substances. Also included is DrFirst’s Patient Advisor, which allows physicians to better identify “at-risk” patients who have a history of non-adherence or clinical care gaps. Additionally, the solution empowers physicians to support patients between office visits with financial, behavioral and clinical resources that address patients’ specific conditions, treatments and self-management of disease.

“We require partners that offer our customers enhanced clinical and operational efficiencies, around-the-clock, ‘always there’ physician support and a strategic view towards future market and regulatory requirements,” said Brent Michael, chief commercial officer of Eye Care Leaders. “Our decision to utilize DrFirst reflects our trust in the market leader for e-prescribing, which has demonstrated proven success in driving enhanced patient safety and outcomes.”

As more physicians offer care in multiple settings, those using ECL’s EHR platforms will realize tangible outcomes through the mobile prescribing capabilities inherent in DrFirst’s solution. Furthermore, ECL will gain a collaborative relationship that drives more payer and manufacturer programs to its clinicians through prescription coupons and co-pay savings programs, reducing patient out-of-pocket costs and improving medication adherence.

Integration with DrFirst will be available to Eye Care Leaders’ customers beginning late Summer 2017.


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.


About Eye Care Leaders

Eye Care Leaders (ECL) is a family of companies that serves more than 6,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists, with the common goal of improving the efficiency, profitability and competitiveness of eye care practices. ECL brings together the most trusted names in electronic health records including Medflow, Integrity EMR, MDoffice, ManagementPlus, IO Practiceware and EyeDoc, in addition to a comprehensive suite of business solutions including revenue cycle solutions, analytics and benchmarking, patient retention and acquisition and capital financing. With a sole focus on eye care, ECL understands the problems physicians face, and brings solutions to complex challenges to help practices reach their goals and succeed. For more information, please visit or join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.