Previously, DrFirst has been primarily known as a leader in the e-prescribing space and the only certified solution to e-prescribe controlled substances with their EPCS Gold 2.0 product. Over the years, DrFirst Inc. has evolved into a more integrated HIT platform with their approach of promoting interoperability in integrating EMR/PMS and other health IT technology. Most importantly, DrFirst strongly believes in putting the DrFirst.
In this interview podcast, HIT Consultant speaks with Cameron Deemer, President at DrFirst about their integrated HIT suite of solutions, DrFirst Defender, Meaningful Use, and emerging trends(mhealth, accountable care, telehealth) . This is part 1 of a 3 part podcast series with Cameron Deemer.
Part 1 Key highlights include:
- DrFirst integrated platform approach
- Overview of DrFirst Defender
- Meaingful Use and DrFirst’s AttestEasy solution
- Challenges clients faced meeting Meaningful Use
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About Cameron Deemer:
As President of DrFirst, Mr. Deemer is responsible for driving the development, strategy and management of the company towards exponential growth and success. Mr. Deemer brings more than 12 years of healthcare industry experience to this position. He joined DrFirst in 2005 as the Director of Product Management and most recently served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, where he managed the company’s tactical operations. Since joining DrFirst, Mr. Deemer has played an instrumental role in formalizing and driving improved business processes, while developing new technology strategies to leverage the benefits of e-prescribing for payers, hospitals, and health systems. He has also been a strong proponent of promoting interoperability in the eHealthcare industry by sharing prescription data between disparate systems. Prior to joining DrFirst in 2005, Mr. Deemer was Assistant Vice President of Product Management for PCS Health Systems/AdvancePCS and also led the e-prescribing and practice management product strategy for NDCHealth/Per Se (currently the RelayHealth division of McKesson).