Knowing that we have obtained Gold Solution Provider status helps physicians making an investment in healthcare IT feel confident with their decision to choose Rcopia e-prescribing, Rcopia-MU, or any one of over 200 EMRs and EHRs partnered with DrFirst,
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 27, 2011
This week, for the fifth year in a row, DrFirst has achieved Surescripts Gold Solution Provider status for Rcopia Web Version 3.x. The criteria for advanced certification status focused on benchmarks that signal a vendor’s commitment to interoperability, customer support and successful customer implementations. Gold certification is awarded only to those health IT software companies which go beyond baseline product compliance in terms of quality, safety and efficiency in the e-prescribing process. DrFirst is one of only seven health IT companies given the honor this year.
“Knowing that we have obtained Gold Solution Provider status helps physicians making an investment in healthcare IT feel confident with their decision to choose Rcopia e-prescribing, Rcopia-MU, or any one of over 200 EMRs and EHRs partnered with DrFirst,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “They can count on the highest level of safety of their patients, efficiency for their practices, and quality for their own clinical decision-making.”
There are several criteria and a number of benchmarks that must be met for certification to take place. However, there are three main areas of Surescripts’ Gold Solution Certification worth noting. The e-prescribing software must...
1. Show an improvement in the quality of prescription information sent to pharmacies.
2. Pass an independent, third party audit, to test the security of systems and applications as it relates to HIPAA Security Final Rule.
3. Comply with all of Surescripts’ implementation requirements for applications as it relates to factors such as prescription routing, prescription benefits and patient medical history.
“Our goal goes beyond providing practical products and services for daily use to health care providers and networks,” explained Dr. Peter N. Kaufman, chief medical officer for DrFirst. “DrFirst has always aimed at creating technology that goes above the industry standard. So while awards are gratifying, knowing how much this reliable product helps everyone in the e-prescribing process is what we really focus on.”
Founded in 2000, DrFirst is the nation's leading e-prescribing provider to physician practices, major health plans, health systems, hospitals, and EHR vendors. Through its Open Borders Program, DrFirst solutions are widely integrated with over 180 practice management and electronic health record 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. Certain DrFirst solutions can qualify users for government incentive programs such as MIPPA, PQRI/PQRS, and Meaningful Use of EHR. CCHIT® and ONC-ATCB Certification: DrFirst's Rcopia ® E-prescribing 3.x is a pre-market CCHIT Certified® 2011 e-prescribing solution. DrFirst's Rcopia-MU® Version 3, certification number CC-1112-401680-2, is also an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Modular EHR and meets the following certification criteria: 170.302(a-e, j, o-v) and 170.304(a-b). The additional software relied upon for testing included OpenATNA, First DataBank Drug Database, and Surescripts. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.