DrFirst announces that Greenway Medical Technologies and ChartLogic are the first EHR solution providers in the country whose users are sending controlled substance prescriptions electronically. Both firms participated in a pilot implementation of EPCS Gold™, DrFirst’s industry-wide, controlled substance e-prescribing solution. This service allows qualified physicians to send Schedule II-V drugs electronically to eligible pharmacies.
“Greenway and ChartLogic are long-time members of the DrFirst Open Borders program,” explained Zach Fox, vice president, partner programs at DrFirst. “As participants in the pilot implementation of EPCS Gold™, they demonstrated that this platform is ready for broad adoption among EHR vendors who wish to offer electronic controlled substance prescribing to their clients today.”
A pioneer in secure e-prescribing and currently the only vendor providing EPCS services, DrFirst offers EPCS Gold™ as a platform accessible to any EHR or HIS vendor. EPCS Gold™ includes identity proofing, two-factor authentication, digital signing, and other components required by the DEA in order to legally prescribe controlled drugs electronically. By integrating EPCS Gold™ with existing HIT systems, vendors have an opportunity to avoid lengthy development cycles, certifications, and audits, getting to market with EPCS without the costs and maintenance issues inherent in traditional approaches. [Read more…]