Medication Management for Dental Practices
DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients, and BRS Dental, which specializes in office management software for dental practices, today announced their partnership to bring the industry’s leading e-prescribing solution, Rcopia®, and controlled substance e-prescribing with EPCS GoldSM 2.0, to dental providers.
“Our dentists frequently prescribe medications—and often the prescriptions are for painkillers, which are controlled drugs,” explains Randall Smith, Senior Vice President, Consulting and Support, for BRS Dental. “We are excited to be able to offer our dentists DrFirst’s suite of medication management solutions to upgrade the safety and efficiency of every prescription they write — all from within their dental practice management software.”
Smith continues: “BRS Dental recognizes the importance of supporting dentists with tools that help improve patient safety while increasing practice efficiency and simplifying workflow. DrFirst provides our users with Akario Mailsm, its secure and HIPAA-compliant email system, to send referrals, x-rays, images, text documents, treatment plans, and even videos to healthcare professionals.”
Adoption of e-prescribing for controlled substances is on the rise, with nearly half of pharmacies nationwide accepting e-prescriptions for controlled substances. When using EPCS, chances of prescriptions being misread or intentionally changed are minimized, drug shoppers are more easily identified, and providers are alerted to potential drug interaction or drug allergy issues at the point-of-care. In addition, the importance of EPCS is underscored by New York State’s e-prescribing mandate for both controlled and non-controlled substances to begin in March 2015.
About BRS Dental
BRS Dental is a practice management software company that emphasizes customer support and pioneering technology updates. BRS support professionals are patient, knowledgeable, and maintain detailed notes concerning the needs and goals of the practice and individuals. BRS technology offers the same user experience on equipment located in the office or in the cloud. The company has advised small, large, and multi-location practices on information technology solutions for over three decades and is the oldest developer of dental office IT solutions. For more information, visit www.brsdental.com or call BRS Dental at 866-937-4277.
DrFirst pioneers technology solutions that inform the doctor-patient point of encounter, optimizing provider access to patient information, enhancing the doctor’s clinical view of the patient, and improving care delivery and clinical outcomes. Growth is driven by a commitment to innovation, security, and reliability across a wide array of services, including medication management, medication adherence, and secure communication and collaboration. DrFirst is proud of its track record of service to more than 300 EMR/EHR/HIS vendors and an extensive network of providers, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit www.drfirst.com.