Tampa, FL, March 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Yesterday the Drug Enforcement Administration in the Department of Justice published an interim final rule, to permit electronic prescriptions for controlled substances. Plextra - Healthcare Information Solutions applauds this decision, as they have recently begun offering standalone e-prescribing and an integrated solution to their existing clients through their Partner Certification with DrFirst. Plextra clients now have access to award-winning electronic prescribing functionality and can interface with their existing IT systems.
With the integration of DrFirst’s Rcopia e-prescribing technology, Plextra users will now be able to easily and securely submit electronic prescriptions to any retail or mail-order pharmacy while accessing comprehensive clinical information for each patient. Accessible patient information includes drug and allergy interactions, complete prescribing histories (which will help prevent physician and drug shoppers) and formulary information. Doctors and their staff members can easily access this functionality from within the Plextra products and all resulting prescribing data is instantly captured within the application.
“E-Prescribing is an easy-to-implement technology that is a perfect first step for physicians. It allows their practices to comfortably become acclimated to the new technological interactions they experience during a clinical process,” said Billy Buckles Director of Product Development at Plextra - Healthcare Information Solutions. “Our modular products allow our users to start with e-prescribing and then we can turn on document management and more features seamlessly over the web. By implementing an e-prescribing system first, practices begin establishing how they will incorporate technology into their existing workflow, allowing them to get “buy in” from staff members as they begin to see the benefits.”
The joint e-prescribing solution will comply with the 2009 regulatory requirements issued by CMS. Additionally, customers using the solution will eliminate illegible prescriptions, issue faster prescriptions, and experience a dramatic reduction in calls and faxes between the medical office and the pharmacy.
“In partnering with an established e-prescribing leader such as DrFirst, we continue our dedication to expand Plextra’s functionality,” said Mr. Buckles. “We keep pushing the technology envelope further to stay ahead of customer demand and offer the best and most affordable healthcare information solutions possible.”
Lastly, with 2010 being the last year to receive the full 2% MIPPA incentive, Plextra can help ensure that their clients all receive what they deserve – the highest reimbursement available.
Plextra - Healthcare Information Solutions delivers secure, integrated and real-time health information solutions and services in the most effective and efficient manner. Plextra is an advanced healthcare information technology company that provides medical office solutions to assist physicians and their staff in managing critical clinical operations. Plextra has built a web based platform using the latest Microsoft technologies which enables us to remain agile with continuous upgrades and enhancements from the internet. Plextra’s platform design allows for quick change, adaption and delivery of products and services to meet the ever changing healthcare marketplace needs with unprecedented speed. For additional information and product offerings please visit www.plextra.com
DrFirst is a national provider of physician connectivity services through its award-winning Rcopia electronic prescription management system. Founded in 2000, DrFirst creates innovative services targeted to physicians in both ambulatory and acute care environments. With a strong emphasis on products that link physicians, patients, pharmacies, and payers, DrFirst works to lower healthcare costs while improving clinical outcomes. DrFirst solutions are widely integrated with practice management and electronic medical records software through its “Open Borders” program, and the company counts among its client base physician practices, major health plans, health systems, and EMR vendors. More information about DrFirst can be found at www.drfirst.com.