Dentists benefit from e-prescribing as it improves patient safety, office efficiency and overall workflow for prescribing and prescription drug management within the dental practice
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 05, 2011
DrFirst is pleased to announce DentiMax as our first dental EMR partner to provide the ability to e-prescribe controlled substances. By offering DrFirst’s Rcopia and EPCS Gold™ services to their clients, DentiMax can provide e-prescribing of Schedule II-V drugs to qualified dentists across the nation.
“Dentists benefit from e-prescribing as it improves patient safety, office efficiency and overall workflow for prescribing and prescription drug management within the dental practice,” said David Arnett, DentiMax Co-founder and Owner. “However, with the addition of DrFirst Rcopia and EPCS Gold™, DentiMax now provides dentists and oral surgeons a complete e-prescribing system. It allows them one workflow for all prescriptions, rather than managing prescriptions for controlled substances separately.”
A high percentage of dentists and oral surgeons prescriptions are controlled substances. Adoption of e-prescribing by dentists has been slow in relation to other medical providers due to the inability to e-prescribe controlled substances and past restrictions by the DEA. DrFirst’s EPCS Gold™ is the only solution in the country that is fully certified to meet the prescription processing requirements set by Surescripts, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requirements that are enforced through the Interim Final Rule (IFR) and the Identity Proofing requirements set by NIST to send controlled substances electronically. It allows a dentist to easily write controlled substances within their normal e-prescribing workflow and satisfy credentialing, security and technology requirements. DentiMax has integrated DrFirst’s Rcopia, the award winning CCHIT certified e-prescribing solution, along with EPCS Gold™ into its EMR to deliver the market’s leading e-prescribing platform for dentists.
“DrFirst is proud to have DentiMax as a partner and we’re pleased they’ve become the first Dental EMR in the U.S. to offer electronic prescribing of controlled substances. By providing e-prescribing with DrFirst’s EPCS Gold™, their EMR is truly helping dental practices receive the full benefits of improved patient safety, clinical functionality and true paperless workflow,” explained Zach Fox, Vice President of Partner Programs at DrFirst.
As dentists adopt EMR systems at increasing rates, they are looking for e-prescribing solutions that meet their full requirements and workflow demands.
Mr. Fox said, “Dentists no longer need to hand write or print controlled substance prescriptions, which created workflow challenges and reduced efficiency. They can now use a single system for all their patients for prescribing and medication management. As more EMR vendors discover that DrFirst’s EPCS Gold™ allow their systems to prescribe controlled substances electronically, increasing numbers of dental and medical professionals will take a giant leap forward in being truly paperless.”
Founded in 2000, DrFirst is the nation's leading e-prescribing provider to physician practices, major health plans, health systems, hospitals, and EMR vendors such as DentiMax. Through its Open Borders Program, DrFirst solutions are widely integrated with over 200 electronic health record, practice management and HIT systems. A Surescripts Gold Certified solution provider for four consecutive years with its award-winning Rcopia electronic prescription management system, DrFirst utilizes the Surescripts network for pharmacy connectivity, health plan information, and patient medication history. For more information, visit http://www.drfirst.com. Keep up to date on DrFirst news at blog.drfirst.com or follow us on twitter at twitter.com/drfirst.
DentiMax located in Mesa, Arizona, provides easy-to-use, full-featured dental office software and EMR services. Their products and services are designed to integrate into any dental practice and offer office management, digital imaging and patient clinical charting. Their latest dentist friendly feature is e-prescribing of controlled substances.