Thank you for your interest in using DrFirst with BestNotes. DrFirst and BestNotes are partners, and are able to launch a DrFirst web session from BestNotes. This is a single sign-on solution, and once setup is complete, you will only need to login to BestNotes to navigate to DrFirst. "Demographics" and "Diagnosis" are managed in BestNotes and populated into DrFirst, and "Medications" and "Allergies" are managed in DrFirst and populate into BestNotes.

This video is a demonstration of what you can do with DrFirst. If you have any additional questions or concerns, or to begin the signup process, contact BestNotes support or call (866) 543-6646.

0:28 - Patient setup

0:40 - Navigation

0:56 - Add/Manage medications

2:56 - Review/Prescribe

4:28 - Allergies

4:48 - Problems

5:10 - Favorite pharmacies and medications

5:52 - Sync with BestNotes


Category search: using therapeutic categories to find the drug you wish to prescribe.

Co-pay: the flat rate or dollar amount the patient will pay for his or her prescription.

Coinsurance: the percent the patient will pay for his or her prescription.

Electronic prescription: A prescription sent directly from the provider to a pharmacy through SureScripts.

Prescription benefit: this determines whether the patient has a prescription drug benefit.

Enter details screen: the screen where components of the prescription are entered, including the sig.

Favorite prescription: a medication that you routinely prescribe for your patients.

Fax prescription: a prescription sent directly to the pharmacy fax machine.

Formulary: a list of drugs that provide information on coverage and co-pays from the patient's insurance or health plan.

Formulary coverage codes: codes which determine prescription drug benefit coverage for a particular medication, such as step therapy (ST), or prior authorization (PA).

Formulary Status: the coverage status determined by a patient's health plan. A drug can have formulary or non-formulary status, or preferred status, such as P1, P2, etc.

Medication: a drug that the patient is already taking.

Medical History: a list of medications that the patient has taken in the past; this information may be obtained from the health plan or PBM or pharmacy.

Prescription: an oral, written, faxed, or electronic order of medication.

Prescription status: this status provides transmission information on the prescription you sent whether it has been received by the pharmacy.

Provider: a health care professional such as a MD, DO, NP, or PA.

Refills: the number of times a prescription can be refilled at the pharmacy without requiring a new prescription.

Pharmacy Message: a request from the pharmacy to obtain additional refills on a prescription or receive an updated prescription.

Sig: instructions for the patient on how to use or take his or her prescription, including amount and frequency.

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