May 22, 2007
For Immediate Release
Rockville, MD –
LSS Data Systems (LSS) and DrFirst, Inc. today announced they are partnering to enable thousands of physicians and other healthcare providers to utilize DrFirst’s award-winning Rcopia e-prescribing technology with the LSS Medical and Practice Management (MPM) Suite. This integration will utilize technologies developed by DrFirst, and will allow LSS to bring a time-tested e-prescribing application to market quickly.
“We chose to work with DrFirst because their Rcopia application has been GoldRx Certified by SureScripts, and they have the greatest number of health plan and health system partners in the industry,” said Stephanie Petersen, LSS President and Chief Operating Officer. “It is our goal to provide scalable world class products to our clients. We want our physicians to have the assurance that they are accessing technology that has been evaluated against strict standards set by professionals in the field and have been successfully utilized by their peers.”
The integration will provide LSS users true EDI e-prescribing and renewal functionality, real time health plan formulary and plan design information during the prescribing process. Physicians may also request patient medication histories in order to consider a patient’s total treatment profile when making new prescribing decisions. When coupled with the integration of ambulatory and acute care data from across the enterprise made possible by the LSS/MEDITECH partnership, the agreement between LSS and DrFirst will give providers using the MPM suite access to rich patient profiles for medical decision making.
“We are thrilled to be working with LSS to enable thousands of providers to utilize the patient safety and workflow efficiency benefits of e-prescribing,” said G. Cameron Deemer, President of DrFirst. “LSS, working with MEDITECH, has created communities of care around hospitals across the country. Adding the e-prescribing component creates additional value by drawing these physicians into real-time relationships with health plans, pharmacies, and other community providers and we are confident that our partnership will add tremendous value across the healthcare continuum.”
DrFirst is a national provider of physician connectivity services through its award-winning, Surescripts GoldRx Certified Rcopia electronic prescription management system. Founded in 2000, DrFirst creates innovative services targeted to physicians in both ambulatory and acute care environments. DrFirst solutions are widely integrated with practice management and electronic medical records software through its “Open Borders” program, and the company counts among its client base, not only physician practices, but major health plans, health systems, and EMR vendors. DrFirst also provides leading edge secure text messaging platforms.
About LSS Data Systems
LSS Data Systems, a MEDITECH partner founded in 1982, provides clinical, financial and administrative solutions for medical practice groups, healthcare delivery systems and clinics across the United States and internationally. Together with MEDITECH, LSS has developed the Medical and Practice Management (MPM) Suite, a full-featured ambulatory care solution that includes a robust ambulatory Electronic Medical Record with prescribing/ordering, physician documentation, scanning, scheduling, billing, and financial management tools. The LSS 5.5 MAGIC and Client/Server products, in use by thousands of physicians, fully integrate with MEDITECH’s HCIS. For more information please visit www.lssdata.com.
Irene Froehlich, Director, Marketing