May 11, 2012

Rockville, MD, May 11, 2012

Several hospitals utilizing DrFirst’s RcopiaAC medication history and discharge electronic prescribing have been named among the top 100 hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters in its 19th annual study of overall organizational performance. Since 1993 the Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient, LLC) study evaluates performance in 10 categories including mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia.

“We are proud that so many of our hospital clients have been recognized in the Thomson Reuters top 100 hospitals study,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “This list is comprised of hospitals that are operating efficiently and cost-effectively and seeing high levels of patient safety and satisfaction. We are confident that RcopiaAC is assisting many of the hospitals to achieve these goals.”

RcopiaAC simplifies the often complex medication reconciliation process by providing medication history and discharge e-prescribing. On average it takes 45 minutes to collect medication history from a patient. DrFirst reduces the time it takes to collect this data by providing the richest and most informative home medication list, obtained by querying more data sources than any other solution on the market. Providers can reduce adverse drug events by using the home medication list to verify medications for patients who are unconscious, cannot communicate or cannot remember their home medications.

RcopiaAC’s discharge e-prescribing also allows hospitals to provide a higher level of patient service and safety as well as save time and money. The system performs real-time formulary status checking, displays coverage limits and copays and suggests preferred drug alternatives.

Among the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals are these users of RcopiaAC:

  • Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, Calif.
  • Desert Valley Hospital, Victorville, Calif.
  • Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove, Calif.
  • Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Major Hospital, Shelbyville, Ind.
  • Christus St. Michael Health System , Texarkana, Texas
  • Ponca City Medical Center, Ponca City, Okla.
  • Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg, Texas
  • McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Utah
  • Augusta Health, Fishersville, Va.

Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,866 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals by using Medicare cost reports and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.

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