An electronic prescription is a prescription issued with an electronic signature and transmitted by electronic means
BNE does not endorse a specific electronic prescribing software application for practitioners to use
Identity proofing – the process by which a credential service provider or certification authority validates sufficient information to uniquely identify a person.
In accordance with regulations of the NYS Commissioner of Health and the Commissioner of Education and consistent with federal requirements – A prescription generated on an electronic system that is printed out on Official New York State Prescription (ONYSRx) paper and manually signed or an ONYSRx transmitted via facsimile is not an electronic prescription
Pharmacies accepting electronic prescriptions for controlled substances must submit their controlled substance dispensed data to BNE using the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) version 4.2
Pharmacies may complete EPCS registration form DOH-5120
Prescribers can register their certified software application online through the Health Commerce System
Prior to prescribing or dispensing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances, the rescriber/pharmacy must register the certified computer software application with the Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) at least every two years
Provider’s registration process with State is separate and apart from the computer software application certification process
Two-factor authentication credentials – the security credentials that allow the Provider to sign an electronic prescription. The DEA is allowing the use of two of the following – something you know (a knowledge factor – password), something you have (a hard or soft token stored separately from the computer being accessed), and something you are (biometric information)
We have deep hands-on experience with eRx and EPCS processes. We could help your Health System or Pharmacy Team with ePrescribing capabilities. We could bring to bear Allscripts Software Applications viz. AEHR, SCM, EDIS or Drfirst Software Application – Rcopia as part of our ePrescription Professional Services or end-to-end Project Management.
Reach out to our HealthCare IT Subject Matter Expert and Program Director – Manish Jaiswal @ 6466443049 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help around EMR, EHR, Tokens, BNE Registration, COAs, 2 Factor Authentication, Project Management, Identity Management, Single-Sign-On (SSO) etc.
• Since August 27, 2013, prescribers in the state of New York are required by law to consult the Internet System for Tracking Overprescribing-Prescription Monitoring Program (I-STOP/PMP) Registry when writing prescriptions for schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances. Legislators there have also made it mandatory to use EPCS by March 27, 2016.
• Paper-based prescription systems are susceptible to fraud. Approximately one in 10 prescribers will have their DEA number forged and will need to go through the process of getting a new one at some point in their career
• In addition to security concerns, paper-based systems pose challenges for gathering metrics for Meaningful Use (MU) e-prescribing requirements
• Since the DEA first issued its guidelines, uptake of EPCS has varied by state. In 2015, there were 2.1 million EPCS, with New York accounting for 54%
• If done correctly, EPCS offers substantial benefit to health systems, physicians, and patients besides help Health systems with an opportunity to improve patient satisfaction, lower fraud risk, enforce state and federal regulations, and better meet meaningful use e-prescribing requirements
• For physicians, EPCS offers the potential to eliminate dual workflows, reduce errors and fraud, limit exposure of their DEA number, and improve patient satisfaction.
• For patients, EPCS has the potential to improve overall satisfaction, increase medication adherence, reduce trips to the physician’s office, and reduce wait times at the pharmacy
We could help Health System with 2016 ePrescribing mandate as we have deep experience with Allscripts and DrFirst EMR and ePrescribe Application.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) refers to the systematized collection of electronically-stored health information, in a digital format, about an individual patient or a population. The records are theoretically capable of being shared across different health care settings.
EHRs are built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and are inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. It contain information from all the clinicians involved in a patient’s care and all authorized clinicians involved in a patient’s care can access the information to provide care to that patient.
Ability to establish and maintain effective clinical workflows
Fewer medical errors, improved patient safety and stronger support for clinical decision making
Securely sharing electronic information with patients and other clinicians
Reducing costs through decreased paperwork, improved safety, reduced duplication of testing and improved health
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