SmartSuite for Pharmacy by DrFirst Wins Retail Excellence Award

April 18, 2023

SmartSuite for Pharmacy by DrFirst Wins Retail Excellence Award

Annual Drug Store News Award Recognizes Pharmacy Transformation Leaders

Rockville, MD, April 18, 2023 – DrFirst’s SmartSuite for Pharmacy has earned Drug Store News’ Retail Excellence Award (REX) in the Technology and Automation category. The annual award honors the companies whose augmented intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data automation solutions create efficiency to streamline pharmacy operations and workflow.

SmartSuite for Pharmacy’s patented AI safely translates and infers missing data between the provider’s electronic health record (EHR) and the pharmacy system—with up to 30% fewer clicks and keystrokes—saving pharmacists time for patient care and reducing the chance of errors. The technology also increases efficiency by cross-linking an electronic prescription from a provider’s EHR to an actual product on the shelf at the receiving pharmacy. In addition, SmartSuite for Pharmacy populates patient allergy information directly into the pharmacy system, triggering safety checks in one click.

“We have great respect for the role of pharmacists in patient care and are committed to helping them with innovative and intelligent solutions,” said G. Cameron Deemer, CEO of DrFirst. “We are honored to receive this recognition by Drug Store News for our SmartSuite for Pharmacy innovation that makes a difference for pharmacies, pharmacists, and patients.”

DSN’s Retail Excellence Award—Technology and Automation recognizes those companies that have made a difference in their respective industries during the last several years, be it with innovative solutions, patient communications, or logistical efficiencies. These are companies the DSN team has found to have gone above and beyond assisting their retail partners as they seek to create a point of differentiation between themselves and other companies.

In 2022, SmartSuite for Pharmacy was named an Edison Award winner, honoring the solution’s innovative use of AI to improve patient safety and pharmacy efficiency.


About DrFirst

Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered healthcare technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve care collaboration, medication management, price transparency, and adherence challenges faced in healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse—the interconnected healthcare universe—by providing our clients with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it, so patients get the best care possible. DrFirst solutions are used by nearly 325,000 healthcare professionals, including more than 220,000 prescribers, 70,000 pharmacies, 300 EHRs and health information systems, and 1,500 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit and follow @DrFirst.


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