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Category Archives: eRx

Project Management for Insurance & HealthCare

Posted on March 18, 2016 | Categories: Account Manager, Agency Systems, ALIP, Analytics, Change Management, Claims, Clinical Services, Consulting, Development Project Manager, Document Management, EMR / EHR, ePrescription, eRx, Health Insurance, HealthCare, HealthCare IT, Insurance IT, IT Services, Medicare, MLTC, Mobile Health, PACE, Payers, PBMs | Posted by: admin

Project Management for Insurance & HealthCare

 

  • Casualty Insurance
  • Health System
  • Hospital Care
  • Life & Annuity Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • Physicians Group
  • Inpatient
  • Out-Patient
  • Emergency Room

 

PMI approved Project Management – Scope, Time and Cost

 

  • Change Request Management – identifies and develops strategy for changes in scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Communications Management – creates and manages communications with stakeholders providing relevant details for informing and decision making in status reporting.
  • Cost Management – develops, monitors, and assesses project budgets through the entire project life cycle providing full transparency to stakeholders.
  • Documentation Management – Creates appropriate project documentation. Effectively negotiates tradeoffs between scope, schedule, and budget
  • Communication Management – Excellent communication, interpersonal, Presentation and written skills.
  • Implementation and Transition Management – creates transition plan, identifies lessons learned, and applies the lessons learned to future projects.
  • Integration Management – identifies and manages project interdependencies.
  • Quality Management – identifies relevant quality standards and defines governance, communication, and quality processes across SDLC – Dev, QA and Prod stages
  • Resource Management – identifies appropriate staff, defines roles and responsibilities, develop project organization chart and governance structure.
  • Risk & Issue Management – identifies and creates mitigation plans for risks and issues. Utilizes available tools for identifying and tracking issues.
  • Schedule Management – creates, manages, and understands impacts to project scope, constraints, and schedule via MS Project Plan and CA – Clarity
  • Organizational Management – Ability to work well on cross functional project teams including IT and business subject matter experts

Call us for Project Management & Program Management

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Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

Posted on December 16, 2015 | Categories: DrFirst, ePrescription, eRx | Posted by: admin

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

 
We have a deep background in successfully deploying DEA-complaint authentication platform designed to provide EPCS-enabled care providers with identify-proofing, two-factor authentication, and auditing and reporting.

 

Used in conjunction with existing Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs), EPCS creates accountable and secure practices for those who prescribe and dispense controlled substances. EPCS allows healthcare providers to send prescriptions directly to a pharmacy electronically, eliminating the need for paper prescription pads, which can be altered, forged, or stolen to obtain prescriptions.

 

We believe that Less than 3 percent of all prescriptions for controlled substances are sent electronically last year. One of the major barriers to EPCS adoption in NY, NJ, MA, FL and other states across the U.S., has been the lack of technologies available to meet DEA requirements without inhibiting workflow and inconveniencing providers or patients. However, New York State has been able to overcome this barrier, and has not only adopted EPCS, but also mandated it through its Internet System for Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP). The mandate is 03/27/2016 for State of NY which means there will be no Paper Prescription.

 

There are 3 clear benefits in implementing EPCS

 

  • EPCS addresses prescription drug abuse and saves lives by minimizing the risk of altered, stolen, or fraudulent prescriptions: Providers no longer have to hand paper prescriptions to patients.

 

  • EPCS is easy for providers to use and saves time and money by eliminating dual workflows: Providers access EPCS technology with hands free authentication through Bluetooth technology on the personal mobile devices they keep in their pockets. This makes two-factor authentication quick and simple, reducing steps and enabling providers to spend more time with patients.

 

 

  • EPCS improves patient satisfaction: EPCS gives patients more face time with providers and put more time back in their schedules. Before EPCS implementation, patients, many who rely on public transportation, had to spend time and money traveling to and from their pharmacies multiple times, dropping off and picking up paper prescriptions, often on their days off work. Now they only need to stop by the pharmacy once and the prescription is filled and ready for them when they arrive.

 

 

If you are exploring to implement ePrescription, Pls. reach out to

 

Manish Jaiswal

Sr. Director – Program Management

6466443049

manish@techcusp.com

 

 

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Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

Posted on September 17, 2015 | Categories: EMR / EHR, ePrescription, eRx, HealthCare IT, Pharmacy Systems, Program Manager, Project Manager, Single Sign-On | Posted by: admin

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

 

  • 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 manish@techcusp.com for help around EMR, EHR, Tokens, BNE Registration, COAs, 2 Factor Authentication, Project Management, Identity Management, Single-Sign-On (SSO)  etc.

More on eRx and EPCS

Posted on September 14, 2015 | Categories: DrFirst, EMR / EHR, ePrescription, eRx | Posted by: admin

More on eRx and EPCS

 

• 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.

 

Talk to us at 6466443049

 

 

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ePrescribing Implementation for your Health System – Key Words

Posted on June 29, 2015 | Categories: Account Manager, ePrescription, eRx | Posted by: admin

 

ePrescribing Implementation for your Health System – Key Words

 

Electronic prescribing known as e-prescribing (eRx & EPCS) is defined as an electronic transmission of prescriptions from Providers to Pharmacists using computer and other mobile devices, such as cell phone and tablets. E-prescribing systems are used in various applications including preparation of complete medication list, data security checks, complete information of formulary and patient historical data.

We could help as we have deep Project Management capabilities to ensure that your team is ready for the mandate. We bring to bear EMR cum ePrescription implementation of McKesson, Allscripts or DrFirst Software for your Health System.

 

Key Words in ePrescribing

 

  • ADT – Admission, Discharge and Transfer
  • AEHR – Ambulatory Electronic Health Record, an EMR cum ePrescription software application by Allscripts for Outpatients
  • SaaS – Software as a Service. A service (usually a business) that provides remote access to an application program across a networkprotocol, typically HTTP. A common example is a website that other websites use for accepting payment by credit card as part of their online ordering systems.
  • BNE – Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) is responsible for protecting the public health by combating the illegal use and trafficking of prescription controlled substances. The Bureau provides millions of secure Official New York State Prescriptions annually to over 95,000 prescribing practitioners across the State. BNE monitors and regulates controlled substances through its issuance of licenses to manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, nursing homes, and researchers.
  • CMIO – Chief Medical Information Officer
  • COA – Credentialing Office Administrator. A Credentialing person in Health System to manage DrFirst InfinID processes
  • DEA – Drug Enforcement Agency
  • DOH – Department of Health
  • DOHNYS – Department of Health New York State
  • EDIS – Emergency Department Information System. An EMR cum ePrescribing Application from Allscripts for Emergency Room (ED)
  • DrFirst Rcopia – ePrescribe Software Vendor for Providers viz. Hospital System, Medical Groups, Medical Centers, Clinics, Urgent Care, Standalone sites etc. Rcopia software of DrFirst is for eRx and EPCS Gold 2.0 Software is for EPCS
  • HER – Electronic Health Record
  • EMR – Electronic Medical Record
  • EPCS – Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances. The regulatory requirement for EPCS dictates additional security checks for controlled substance e-Prescribing, including the use of 2 additional validations of provider identity.
  • ePrescribing – Sometimes also known as eRx, The process by which a prescription is electronically transmitted directly to the retail pharmacy to be filled (as opposed to hand-written or printed prescriptions that are handed to the patient for them to bring with them to the pharmacy).
  • eRx – Electronic Prescription
  • HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • HCS – Health Commerce System or HCS Coordinators for Hospitals and Article 28 sites for BNE registration
  • InfinID – DrFirst software tool for 2 factor authentication for EPCS. InfinID App allows an organization to manage their users’ credentials through DrFirst’s identity exchange that allows distributed, federated management of identity, credential and application security controls
  • NPI – National Provider Identifier. NPI is a unique 10-digit identification number issued to health care providers in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The NPI has replaced the unique provider identification number (UPIN) as the required identifier for Medicare services, and is used by other payers, including commercial healthcare insurers.
  • NYS – New York State
  • OCIO – Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Rcopia (DrFirst) – An ePrescribing platform that includes e-Prescribing, medication reconciliation and medication history functionality. Implemented as stand-alone solution.
  • ROPES – Registration for Official Prescriptions and E-Prescribing Systems. ROPES is a new online application that allows the practitioner to renew or update their registration for the Official Prescription Program and register their certified electronic prescribing software application for controlled substances.
  • SCM – Sunrise Clinical Manager, An EMR cum ePrescribing Application from Allscripts for In Patients sites in a Hospital

 

 

Contact

 

Manish Jaiswal

Program Director – HealthCare IT

Manish@Techcusp.com

http://www.TechCusp.com

+1 6466443049

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