(Spartanburg, SC – October 30, 2019) QS/1, the premier pharmacy operating system provider and innovator, is excited to announce it has teamed with DrFirst to facilitate medication history delivery from its customers across the country who use DrFirst’s MedHxSM solution. MedHx is a world-class and user-friendly patient medication history solution that allows healthcare providers to search patients’ medication history at the point of care to improve their health and enhance patient safety.
“The partnership helps QS/1 customers collaborate with prescribers to enhance patient care,” said Tabb Stringer, QS/1’s vice president of product management. “QS/1 community pharmacists can now easily provide prescribers who use DrFirst’s MedHx solution with the medication history information they need within their workflow to reduce medication errors and adverse drug events, as well as avoid treatment delays.”
Using DrFirst’s MedHx, physicians can search a patient’s medication history to determine the level of medication compliance and use those medication history details to influence prescribing decisions and enhance patient safety. “When clinicians don’t have the full picture of a patient’s medication history, patient safety is at serious risk,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “This partnership gives prescribers the medication history they need within their existing workflow.”
QS/1 securely delivers the pharmacy’s patient medication history data to DrFirst where it becomes available to MedHx users. This secure and automated process benefits patients when they seek medical care and lightens the burden on pharmacy staff when providers request information directly, which could occur at any time day or night.
QS/1 is the premier pharmacy partner in the ever-changing and dynamic healthcare marketplace. With a customer-centric approach, QS/1 offers software solutions helping community, chain, and hospital outpatient pharmacies and HME businesses remain relevant, profitable, proficient, and successful through technology. QS/1 is the only vendor with an integrated suite of products, including point-of-sale, IVR, document management, mobile refills, delivery apps, built-in prescription synchronization, and HME documentation. QS/1 is part of Smith Technologies™, LLC, a subsidiary of the J M Smith Corporation®, one of the largest privately held companies in South Carolina. For additional information about QS/1 and the products and services it provides, visit www.qs1.com or call 800.231.7776.
DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, price transparency, and medication management solutions, enables stakeholders across the healthcare industry to use comprehensive real-time data and connectivity to increase their patient safety ratings, efficiency, and profitability. Today, more than 262,000 healthcare professionals (including 104,000 prescribers), 67,000 pharmacies, 1,300 acute care facilities, 23,000 ambulatory care facilities, and more than 320 electronic health record (EHR) and pharmacy system vendors depend on DrFirst’s innovative software solutions to improve clinical workflows, expedite secure collaboration across a patient’s care team, and drive better health outcomes. The company’s integrated technologies include its award-winning electronic prescribing platform, the most comprehensive medication history available, clinically specialized secure messaging, and patient medication adherence monitoring and benefits checking. Also, DrFirst was the first to offer e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) and is considered the industry standard for providers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.drfirst.com or connect with us @DrFirst.