March 27, 2008, Rockville, MD — OfficeMate Software Solutions announced today their new partnership with DrFirst™ Rcopia to provide electronic prescribing capabilities to its 16,000 electronic medical records (EMR) users. Incorporating Rcopia e-prescribing functionality into OfficeMate’s Technology Integrated Practice (TIP) solution is critical to maintaining OfficeMate Software Solutions’ position in the industry as a leader in integrated practice management and electronic medicals records within the ophthalmic market.
Eyecare professionals will now have the capability to easily submit secure electronic prescriptions to any retail or mail-order pharmacy while obtaining clinical information about potentially harmful drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions. The e-prescribing solution also provides suggested alternative medicines based on a patient’s insurance plan formulary and eligibility, and reduces inquiries from pharmacies due to illegible handwriting and renewal requests.
The addition of the Rcopia technology to OfficeMate’s TIP software proves their dedication to efficiency, accuracy, and improved productivity of their users. “We have found that clients using electronic medical technology have greater efficiency and fewer errors” said Bill Hatch, OfficeMate’s VP of Marketing. “In partnering with DrFirst we are truly maximizing our client experience, seamlessly integrating electronic prescriptions to enhance the effectiveness of integrated technology in the ophthalmic industry.”
“We are pleased to expand Rcopia technology into OfficeMate’s TIP software,” said G. Cameron Deemer, President of DrFirst. “The integration between OfficeMate and Rcopia allows us to reach our mutual goal of higher quality patient care.”
DrFirst is a national provider of physician connectivity servies through its award-winning Rcopia electronic prescription management system. Founded in 2000, DrFirst creates innovative services targeted to physicians in both ambulatory and acute care environments. With a strong emphasis on products that link physicians, patients, pharmacies, and payers, DrFirst works to lower healthcare costs while improving clinical outcomes. 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 physician practices, major health plans, health systems, and EMR vendors.
About OfficeMate Software Solutions
OfficeMate Software Solutions is the acknowledged leader in providing practice management and electronic medical record software for eyecare professionals. OfficeMate has provided eyecare business solutions to optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians since 1983. OfficeMate Software Solutions products include OfficeMate/ReportWRITER for practice management and patient communications/education, ExamWRITER electronic medical records, iPoint Virtual Try-On systems, Delta Add-Power Systems, COS, and OfficeMate Enterprise. More information about OfficeMate Software Solutions can be found at www.officemate.net.