Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances takes on America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) can help tackle one of the most serious epidemics in the US today: prescription drug abuse. Twice as many deaths result from prescription drug overdose than from cocaine and heroin overdoses combined. In 2010, with almost 50 percent of all substance abuse deaths related to prescription drug overdose, the DEA responded by finalizing a rule allowing electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Imprivata Confirm ID™ was designed to be compliant with the DEA requirements while enabling an efficient clinical workflow.