December 11, 2012

Integrated EHR and e-prescribing system streamlines medication reconciliation for community hospitals

Houston, TX (December 11, 2012)

Prognosis Health Information Systems, the leading provider of an enterprise electronic health record (EHR) and financial solution for rural and community hospitals, today announced a strategic alliance to integrate its EHR solution with software from DrFirst, the nation’s foremost e-prescribing and solutions platform provider. The combined technologies will become available in early 2013.

“The partnership with DrFirst reflects our commitment to further enhancing our enterprise EHR system to help rural and community hospitals quickly and efficiently facilitate the medication reconciliation process in a manner that best benefits the patient,” said Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis HIS. “By using our integrated solution, hospitals can modernize the prescription workflow process and efficiencies, reduce the risk of medication errors and transmit legible prescriptions to pharmacies to augment patient service.”

Through the partnership with DrFirst, Prognosis HIS’s EHR will connect to the SureScripts network to enable physicians to:
•Prescribe controlled substances electronically
•Transmit and fax prescription orders and renewals to local pharmacies including “mom and pop” community pharmacies, some of which are unable to support electronic prescriptions
•Enhance medication reconciliation upon patient admission and discharge
•Offer patients educational material about their medications
Additionally, Prognosis HIS will incorporate DrFirst’s e-prescribing application into its ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR).

“We are pleased to partner with Prognosis HIS to provide a more powerful, flexible, intuitive and affordable e-prescribing solution that helps community hospitals and their patients manage medications,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “Our alliance with Prognosis HIS will make it easier for these facilities to achieve regulatory compliance and deal with the constant pressure to deliver high-quality care more efficiently and cost effectively.”

About DrFirst, Inc.
DrFirst pioneers software solutions and services designed to optimize healthcare provider access to patient information, improve the doctor’s clinical view of the patient at the time of care, and enable more effective, efficient administration and collaboration across a patient’s circle of caregivers. Our growth is driven by a commitment to innovation and reliability across a wide array of service areas, including Medication History and E-prescribing, Secure Texting and Clinical Data Sharing, and Patient Behavioral Education and Medication Adherence. We are a Surescripts Gold Certified provider, and have the #1-ranked Standalone Electronic Prescribing Software as rated by Black Book Market Research. We are proud of our track record of service to 40,000 providers and 260 EMR/EHR/PBMs nationwide.

About Prognosis Health Information Systems.
Prognosis Health Information Systems provides an enterprise solution, including EHR and financial systems, to rural and community hospitals. It offers a predictable path, including 120-day go-live schedule, built-in Clinical Pathways™ and Meaningful Use Scorecard™ to drive standard of care, and fixed-fee implementation with one all-inclusive cost. One hundred percent of Prognosis HIS’s eligible clients have achieved meaningful use. Plus, it has helped lower A/R days by more than 50 percent. Learn more at