Cambridge Health Alliance improves provider productivity and enhances patient satisfaction with EPCS

Healthcare technology is stuck in the past, disrupting the flow of work for healthcare providers, and taking valuable time away from patients. This is especially pertinent when it comes to controlled substances which, due to DEA regulations, are still often prescribed on paper pads that can be altered, forged, or stolen.

In 2010, a bill was passed to allow for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), and, recently, New York, Maine, and Minnesota have all mandated it. But, unfortunately, many healthcare systems are still hesitant to update their systems.

In this video, Art Ream, Chief Information Security Officer at Cambridge Health Alliance, along with Chief Medical Information Officer Brian Herrick, discuss how and why all hospitals should move to EPCS, outlining their success in converting to EPCS with Imprivata Confirm ID.

 Confirm ID helped them to:

  • Eliminate the time and security concerns associated with paper-based workflows
  • Pay more attention to patients with Hands Free Authentication
  • Save 1,000 hours per year for providers
  • Integrate with Epic