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Universal EMR Solutions Deploys DrFirst's Electronic Prescribing Pilot Program
[December 08, 2009]

Universal EMR Solutions Deploys DrFirst's Electronic Prescribing Pilot Program

Dec 09, 2009 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- DrFirst, Inc. has announced the successful completion of a pilot program and the expansion of their business relationship with Universal EMR Solutions.

In a release, the Company noted that Universal EMR Solutions certified with it in 2008 to offer an interoperable e-prescribing function to its clients, which include general practitioners and many types of specialists. In the pilot program launched this year, the UNIEMR clients who began using DrFirst's integrated e-prescribing solution successfully transmitted over 3000 prescriptions and more than 2000 renewal requests to pharmacies for their patients. With the conclusion of the pilot program, UNIEMR will offer all of its doctor clients and their patients the increased convenience, cost savings and safety of DrFirst's electronic prescribing solution within the CCHIT-certified, HIPAA-compliant Physician's Solution electronic medical records system.

According to Dr. Joe Rozenbaum, a pediatrician with offices in Cedarhurst and West Hempstead, NY, "Physician's Solution's integrated e-prescribing feature gives me peace of mind. It's like having a pharmacist with me in the office to warn me about the patient's allergies and drug interactions before I finish writing the prescription." "Our patients appreciate the speed and efficiency of e-prescribing. They no longer have to worry about losing their prescriptions or having to make two trips to the pharmacy or waiting while the order is filled," said Universal EMR Solutions client Dr. Melissa Oppenheim, an OB/GYN in a 9-doctor practice with offices in Great Neck and Woodbury, NY. "It also saves our office a huge amount of time and money that we used to waste calling in or faxing prescriptions or interpreting my handwritten prescriptions for the pharmacist." "E-prescribing also has additional, immediate financial benefits for physicians," said Mitchell C. Shapiro, President of Universal EMR Solutions. "While physician groups must wait until 2011 to submit requests for HITECH Stimulus Fund reimbursements through the Medicare or Medicaid programs, doctors have an immediate opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in incentives for e-prescribing utilization in 2010, long before any Stimulus Package reimbursements are paid." "DrFirst has created electronic interfaces with over 80 HIT companies to provide a wide array of e-prescribing services to thousands of doctors through our Open Borders partnerships," said G. Cameron Deemer, President of DrFirst. "Universal EMR Solution's commitment to designing software for doctors and our goal to 'put the doctor first' resulted in a deep collaboration. We appreciate UNIEMR's efforts and commitment to e-prescribing and look forward to expanding our business relationship." Universal EMR Solutions (also known as UNIEMR and Universal EMR) is a healthcare information technology company organized in May, 2005 to provide information technology solutions for a safer, more efficient, consumer-driven healthcare system.

DrFirst is a Surescripts Gold Solution Provider with its Rcopia electronic prescription management system.

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