E-prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) checklist: A step-by-step project planning guide

Are you considering implementing an EPCS project?

There are a number of tactical steps that IT, clinical leadership, pharmacy, application/EHR teams, compliance/credentialing departments, and others must take together to successfully implement EPCS and realize its significant benefits. These steps can be organized into five key phases: assessment, preparation, testing, enrollment, and transition.

The following project plan provides the steps performed during each phase, including the suggested departmental owner of each task, to help you keep your EPCS project on track:

  • The most important steps to follow in each phase of the project
  • The key questions to ask
  • A handy matrix you can use to track your progress