According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) there are over 800 certified electronic health record and e-prescribing technology vendors in the nation. Of that number, only 64 were recently awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2011, recognizing these vendors for upholding the highest standards of prescription content quality in e-prescribing. DrFirst is proud to be the e-prescribing partner to 44 of these organizations though their Rcopia e-prescribing platform. DrFirst has been a Surescripts White Coat of Quality award recipient for two consecutive years, since the inception of the program in 2010.
“We are proud to be partnered with over two-thirds of all the health IT vendors who received the Surescripts White Coat of Quality award this year,” says G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “As the industry continues to demand increases to certification requirements and regulations, our mutual commitment to quality and innovation is instrumental to both our partners’ and DrFirst’s continued success. Being recipients of the award should bring a high level of confidence that our partners as well as DrFirst continually strive to deliver the best possible EHR and e-prescribing solutions to our customers.”
In order to qualify for the Surescripts White Coat of Quality award, the EHR company leadership must submit a signed statement affirming the organization’s commitment to quality and must measure and report monthly to Surescripts quality metrics as specified in the published industry guidelines. In addition the organization must implement changes to its software addressing issues identified in quality reporting and take steps to eliminate any issues as well as provide training to raise prescriber awareness. Vendors interested in partnering with DrFirst for e-prescribing, meaningful use, and electronic prescribing of controlled substance can contact DrFirst at partnersprograms(at)drfirst(dot)com.
DrFirst Partners who were Surescripts’ 2011 White Coat of Quality Recipients
Bogardus Medical Systems, Inc*
Custom Computing Corp*
East Ridges Medical Software*
Integrated Document Solutions (IDS)*
Integrity Digital Solutions*
Mitchell & McCormick*
Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)*
Rivers Computer Support*
Silk Information Systems*
The Echo Group*