A Pharmacist’s perspective: the benefits of EPCS

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Time: 2:00pm ET

Speaker: Michelle Higgins, Pharm D, MBA Nebraska Methodist Health System

In the face of a national drug abuse epidemic, paper prescriptions limit the visibility and control that hospital pharmacy leaders need over medication and prescribing habits. Electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) enables healthcare organizations to streamline the clinical workflows associated with the management of drugs like opiates.

In this webinar Michele Higgins, PharmD, MBA and pharmacy informatics coordinator for Nebraska Methodist Health System will share how she successfully implemented EPCS within her environment. Higgins will discuss the challenges associated with paper prescriptions, key considerations providers must assess before EPCS implementation, recommendations for success and the benefits that healthcare organizations can realize with EPCS:

  • Improve prescription and security and patient safety
  • Better visibility into prescription workflows and events
  • Reduction in prescription fraud and drug abuse
  • Increased e-prescribing rates for all medications