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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




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ePrescrition for Health Practices

Posted on October 19, 2015 | Categories: EMR / EHR, ePrescription | Posted by: admin

ePrescrition for Health Practices


We have deep expertise into Health Workflows and our EMR & ePrescription IT Solutions could cover the workflows for Inpatients or Outpatients for:


  • Cardiology
  • Gen Surgery
  • GI
  • Hem/Onc
  • Internal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics Podiatry
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Vascular Surgery


Reach out to Manish Jaiswal @ 6466443049 for Program Management.



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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





Manish Jaiswal

Program Director – HealthCare IT

+1 6466443049

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E-Prescription Quality – An Adoption for Progress by

Posted on April 23, 2015 | Categories: ePrescription, HealthCare, HealthCare IT | Posted by: admin

E-Prescription Quality – An Adoption for Progress by


Think about the last time you were prescribed a medication. Did your doctor fill out a prescription on a paper pad and instruct you to get the medication filled at your local pharmacy? If not, chances are that he or she electronically routed the prescription to your pharmacy. This process—called electronic prescribing or “e-prescribing”—is helping prescribers and pharmacists make better clinical decisions, improve workflow, reduce costs, and ultimately enhance patient care.


Techcusp proposes five primary areas of conversation which I believe the industry needs to consider going forward. Should we:

  • Mandate Prescribing fields?
  • Change the way we determine certification requirements?
  • Force usability standards or specific workflows?
  • Attempt to alter provider behaviour to reduce common errors? If so, how?
  • Require that vendors mandate more rigorous training regimens for providers and their staff prior to authorizing the use of their specific e-prescribing solution?


E-Prescribing is not a small, niche technology any longer. The clinical benefits of this technology, coupled with governmental incentives, and a wave of highly impactful innovations have made e-prescribing an integral and permanent aspect of the healthcare industry.


Techcusp consider the following roles in Encouraging E-Prescribing Adoption:

  • Creating an Environment that Advances e-Prescribing.
  • Reducing Barriers for Rural and Independent Pharmacy Adoption.
  • Setting and Monitoring Goals.


So, what’s next?


Techcusp wants to continue break new ground with Innovative e-prescribing efforts. We firmly believe that with the adoption e-prescription the providers can enhance their ability to reconcile patient medications. has deep HealthCare domain knowledge in both Payer & Provider space to manage your growing business & operational needs. Our software engineers and consultants are on stand-by to help you deliver your IT vision & projects.


To know more about our offerings, feel free to contact me at:


Debanuj (Deb) Sengupta

Manager Sales – IT and Consulting Services

Phone: +1 646.644.3049 / 201.258.4704

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ePrescribing by HealthCare Providers

Posted on March 26, 2015 | Categories: eRx, HealthCare | Posted by: admin

ePrescribing by HealthCare Providers


To increase the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery, we can help you implement Allscripts or DrFirst ePrescribing program across your Providers Group. ePrescribing solution provides two-way secured electronic communication between physicians and pharmacies. Health care providers can use the system to write new prescriptions, authorize refills, make changes, cancel prescriptions, and see if patients have had the prescriptions filled.



The ePrescribing function includes the following processing capabilities


  • Accept electronic prescriptions using approved HIPAA format
  • Provide secure access to electronic files and information related to patient care
  • Transmit and capture electronic attachments including lab results, x-rays, and clinical data
  • Transmit electronic prescriptions using approved HIPAA format



Data Inputs – The ePrescribing function accepts the following inputs



  • Electronic prescriptions from hospitals
  • Electronic prescriptions from other health care providers defined by the State
  • Electronic prescriptions from physicians’ offices
  • Electronic transmission and capture of electronic attachments such as, lab results, x-rays, and clinical data
  • PAs at point of care


Outputs – The ePrescribing function provides the following outputs and supports the following information needs



  • Electronic prescriptions to pharmacies
  • Transmission of electronic attachments including lab results, x-rays, and clinical data


Interfaces – The ePrescribing function accommodates external interfaces with


  • Claims data
  • Member data
  • POS
  • Provider data
  • Reference data


How we can help?


  • Assess options for provider ePrescribing compliance along with description of obstacles and recommendations
  • Deliver plan for ePrescribing compliance
  • Develop solutions & workflows to adopt ePrescribing business processes
  • Gap analysis and recommend changes to assist providers in using ePrescribing
  • Perform or support acceptance testing as required
  • Provide outreach, training, support, and monitoring services
  • Provide training to providers on HIPAA transaction compliance option(s) as related to ePrescribing business processes
  • System Implementation
  • Test submission software


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