How Providers at One Hospital Have Answered the Call of New York’s E-Prescribing Mandate

Healthcare Informatics

One N.Y. Hospital’s Prep Pays Off

Nevertheless, for one healthcare organization in upstate New York, the Plattsburgh-based Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, only about 30 miles from Canada, the clinical informatics team was ready for this requirement long before the March 27 date. In fact, they were prepared for it to take place as originally intended—March 2015, says Lisa Rabideau, R.N., clinical informatics manager at the hospital. “We were one of the first organizations that Imprivata (Lexington, Mass.) installed their two-factor authentication software for. Our clinicians find [e-prescribing] seamless for the most part, and the ones who are doing it like it quite a bit,” Rabideau says. “Like any other mandate, some are early adopters while others aren’t jumping on board even though the law took effect [recently]. The positive is that this specific mandate is on the providers, so we don’t police it. We have to make it available and they are the ones who have to comply,” she says.

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