February 3, 2011


MN HIE Member Demonstrates "Courage" to Embrace E-prescribing

Not afraid to make a bold move for better patient care – especially if it makes filling out prescriptions a lot faster – The Courage Center is the first Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE) member provider to sign up for Rcopia e-prescribing.
MN HIE is a state-wide electronic records network that houses administrative and clinical data on over 4.2 million patients. DrFirst’s e-prescribing solution was recently added to the system in 2010.
The Courage Center is the first to sign up for it, and as a result, their patients will spend less time waiting for prescriptions to get called in. Through a single link accessed at the MN HIE portal, Courage Center staff can quickly generate electronic prescriptions and also view complete patient clinical history, including:

  • Medication history
  • Eligibility information
  • Lab history
  • Immunization history and other clinical care documents

We’ll keep you posted on this partnership in the months ahead as more providers sign up. For more information about how to e-prescribe through the MN HIE, contact Andy Detweiler, DrFirst Director of Sales at (866) 263-6511 x2656 or
The Minnesota Health Information Exchange Provides e-Prescribing Services to Courage Center
The Minnesota Health Information Exchange Partners with DrFirst to Provide E-prescribing to Providers

About ifroehlich

Ms. Froehlich has been with DrFirst since its inception in 2000. In her role as Director of Marketing, she oversees the planning, directing, and coordinating all marketing and public relations efforts at DrFirst. Ms. Froehlich has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.