SOURCE: Spring Medical Systems

May 19, 2008 09:30 ET

Spring Medical Partners With DrFirst to Deliver Comprehensive E-Prescribing Functionality to Its SpringCharts Customers

Fully Integrated E-Prescribing Solution Will Dramatically Improve Prescribing Safety and Efficiency

HOUSTON, TX and ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Spring Medical Systems announced today its new partnership with DrFirst to provide comprehensive e-prescribing functionality to practices using the company's SpringCharts® electronic health records (EHR) system. The fully integrated e-prescribing solution will enable customers to improve prescribing safety and medical practice efficiency.

With the integration of DrFirst's Rcopia e-prescribing technology, SpringCharts 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 and formulary information. Doctors and their staff members can easily access this SureScripts-Certified functionality from within the SpringCharts desktop and all resulting prescribing data is instantly captured within the application.

The joint e-prescribing solution will comply with upcoming regulatory requirements issued by CMS. Additionally, customers using the solution will eliminate illegible prescriptions, issue faster prescriptions, and experience dramatic reductions in calls and faxes between the medical office and the pharmacy.

"We are pleased to work with Spring Medical Systems to bring industry-leading electronic prescribing technology to its physician customers," said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. "Through this integration, SpringCharts users will participate in the benefits of e-prescribing while being fully compliant with the growing body of state and federal regulations."

"In partnering with an established e-prescribing leader such as DrFirst, Spring Medical Systems continues its dedication to expand SpringCharts functionality," said Jack Smyth, president and CEO of Spring Medical Systems. "We keep pushing the technology envelope further to stay ahead of customer demand and offer the best and most affordable EHR system possible."

About DrFirst

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.

About Spring Medical Systems

Spring Medical Systems, Inc. was founded by a team of physicians and technology professionals with the primary goal of developing easy-to-use software solutions that empower physicians to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better patient care. The Company's flagship offering is the SpringCharts® family of products -- SpringCharts EHR and SpringCharts Essentials. These innovative electronic health records solutions combine the right mix of rich functionality, intuitive ease-of-use, and affordability needed to enable rapid and complete documentation with a minimum of cost and disruption. Now in its tenth year of development and in use by physicians in a variety of medical specialties, SpringCharts products provide complete EHR Solutions for independent medical offices.

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