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Improve Medication Reconciliation
and Adherence with MedHx Companion

The High Cost of Non-Adherence

Medication non-adherence costs the U.S. healthcare system $290 billion per year.1

Up to 25% of all admissions to hospitals and long-term care facilities are due to non-adherence.2

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 Non-adherent hypertension patients are 5x more likely to be hospitalized.3

The Medication History Companion to Your EHR

Actionable Clinical Intelligence
Put unorganized medication lists and data overload behind you. MedHx Companion supports existing clinical workflows with an intuitive interface and the local and national data sources that only DrFirst can provide.

  • Quickly understand a patient’s adherence to medications and potential opioid abuse with data visualizations and map views
  • Easily find medication history on more patients before they’re admitted
  • Search patients before admission, by alternate spelling, or by Zip code

“MedHx Companion is an excellent resource for the ED since it has helped us identify possible medication-related issues for patients when they usually do not know their medications at all and do not bring accurate lists with them.”

 

Michelle Adamczyk | Pharmacist
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
EHR: Epic

Non-adherence is common with patients, and they’re often embarrassed to admit it. MedHx provides concrete data around missed fills that I can use in the patient interview to help facilitate an open conversation and provides a solid foundation to help keep patients on their treatment plans.”

 

Benjamin Miles, PharmD, BCPS | Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Emergency Medicine
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine
EHR: Epic

“We use MedHx to collect accurate home medications and dosages to rapidly reconcile medications and cross-check any potential drug interactions when giving emergency medications.”

 

Ann Moore | Director of Nursing
Stephens County Hospital
EHR: CPSI

“When we have patients come in that are unresponsive and we cannot get family on the phone, it is critical that we have a source we can rely on for accurate information.”
Kristi DeCarlo | Pharmacy Technician
Summit Healthcare
EHR: Allscripts

Award-Winning Computerized Decision Support System

MedHx Companion won the 2022 MedTech Breakthrough Award for its ability to give clinicians an immediate, complete view of a patient’s medication history from the most comprehensive array of prescription fill sources on the market, preserving patient safety while alleviating the burden of numerous system logins, multiple mouse clicks, and time-consuming phone calls.

“The ability to immediately see a patient’s medication history represents a breakthrough for hospitals and healthcare workers who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to every patient. DrFirst uses technology to quickly deliver the information clinicians need to help patients avoid adverse drug events, prevent opioid overdose, and adhere to treatment regimens. Congratulations on being our choice for ‘Best Computerized Decision Support Solution.’”

– James Johnson, Managing Director, MedTech Breakthrough

 MedHx Companion in Action

MedHx Companion provides real-world and real-time data on patient adherence that allows meaningful interventions during patient encounters...”

South Shore Hospital ED Prioritizes Med Rec for High-Risk Patients With Complexity Scores and Epic Workflow Enhancements

MedHx Companion has improved our ability to monitor medication adherence with our patients and intervene when necessary.”

Business Continuity During Your EHR Downtime

Maintain Access to Medication History

When patient medication records can’t be accessed via the electronic health record (EHR) system, clinicians can depend on MedHx Companion. Along with other e-prescribing and care coordination products, DrFirst’s Healthiverse Enterprise SuiteSM augments your disaster recovery playbook with expert professional services and secure, cloud-based solutions.

1 Annual Reviews Pharmacology and Toxicology (2019).

2 New England Health Institute (2001); WHO (2003), Adherence to Long Term Therapies.

3 American Heart Association (2014), “A Tough Pill to Swallow. Medication Adherence and Cardiovascular Disease”

93%

of healthcare organizations agree that using MedHx Companion alongside their EHR has improved clinical workflows and provided access to more clinically useful data. 1 

86%

of healthcare organizations say that MedHx Companion has improved their ability to monitor patient medication adherence and intervene when necessary. 1

66%

of surveyed healthcare organizations reported their primary source of readmission is medication non-adherence.1

Source: 1 2020 third-party customer survey by TechValidate