There are many benefits to electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), including improving efficiency of clinical workflows, decreasing patient wait times at pharmacies and minimizing the potential for medication errors, inaccuracies or forgeries. However, because these medications are heavily regulated due to the risk of diversion and abuse, the DEA rule mandates that several criteria be met for EPCS.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:50pm
An IT Director’s plate is overflowing and unfortunately, not with tasty treats. It is overwhelming for any IT professional to tackle everything on the to-do list, especially given the challenges IT faces every day: Shrinking budgets, smaller teams, increasingly complex solutions, vendor audits, 24x7 clinician support, rip-and-replace upgrades, progressively complicated demands of end users, BYOD, demanding clinicians, security concerns…the list goes on and on and on.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 9:55am
The healthcare industry is undergoing sweeping changes, and stakeholders must adjust to the reformed system in order to succeed in 2014 and beyond.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
At HIMSS14, we had a number of in-depth conversations with IT leaders at hospitals and health systems from across the U.S. about their challenges, strategies and priorities for 2014 and beyond. One particular issue that is top-of-mind for many of the folks we talked to is electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:45pm
As I wrote about previously, I went into the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Expo with certain expectations from the clinical perspective, and the show did not disappoint.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:00am
The 2014 version of the HIMSS Annual Conference kicks off today and we are excited about having our largest presence at HIMSS to date!
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Bring on HIMSS14! With 37,000+ projected attendees, 300+ educational sessions and 1,200+ projected exhibitors, there is a lot to see at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference in a very short amount of time. I’ve been to many HIMSS over the years and try every year to create a “plan of attack”—how can I maximize my time, see everything I want to see, make connections and get up to date on all the latest technologies? I’m sure I’m not alone with that sentiment.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:00am
As we discussed in our last post about secure electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) passed a ruling in 2010 allowing controlled substances to be prescribed electronically—if specific criteria are met by all parties participating in e-Prescribing. These criteria include:
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:50pm
In reviewing the agenda for the rapidly approaching 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Expo, this year’s event promises to be very exciting from a clinical perspective, as it is clear that providers will have a voice.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:00am
This is the first in a series of blog posts about secure electronic prescribing in which we will offer insight, analysis and best practices for secure e-Prescribing, focused on the impact to clinical workflows, the technology requirements and the state/federal regulatory landscape.