Cielo MedSolutions Partners With DrFirst to Deliver Comprehensive E-Prescribing Functionality Within Cielo Clinic

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - Cielo MedSolutions today announced a new partnership with DrFirst to provide comprehensive e-prescribing functionality to practices using the company's Cielo Clinic clinical quality management system. The fully integrated e-prescribing solution will enable customers to improve prescribing safety and medical practice efficiency.

With the integration of Rcopia, DrFirst's Gold certified e-prescribing solution, Cielo Clinic users will now be able to easily and securely submit electronic prescriptions from the point of care to any retail or mail-order pharmacy while accessing comprehensive clinical information for each patient and completing Cielo Clinic's care reminders. Accessible patient information includes drug and allergy interactions, complete prescribing histories and formulary information. Doctors and their staff members can easily access this SureScriptsCertified functionality from within Cielo Clinic and all resulting prescribing data is instantly captured within the application.

"In partnering with an established e-prescribing leader such as DrFirst, Cielo continues its dedication to providing the technology that primary care practices need in a simple-to-use package," said Dave Morin, president and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions. "Our practices use Cielo Clinic for patient-centered medical homes, quality improvement and pay-for-performance programs and they need this sophisticated level of integration."

"This is more than a simple one-way interface -- this is true integration of e-prescribing within a clinical quality management system. Blending Cielo Clinic's all-problem, all-patient registry, clinical decision support and population management with state of the art e-prescribing brings together the functionality needed by a primary care practice to deliver a high-performing patient-centered medical home," said Chris King, Senior Vice President of Product and Operations of Cielo MedSolutions.

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

The joint e-prescribing solution will comply with the 2009 regulatory requirements issued by The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (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.

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

About Cielo MedSolutions

Cielo MedSolutions of Ann Arbor, Michigan is a rapidly-growing provider of healthcare software and Web applications focused on clinical quality management. The company's flagship product, Cielo ClinicTM, is a web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that uniquely integrates a patient registry, clinical decision support, population management and care management functionality to let ambulatory care providers proactively improve, document and report on clinical care. Cielo Clinic is used by care providers across the country to support initiatives such as patient-centered medical homes, pay-for-performance programs, clinical integration, quality improvement and clinical scorecarding.