EPCS certification is required by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for healthcare technologies that support electronic prescription of controlled substances
South Jordan, Utah, December 07, 2023 – AdvancedMD, a provider of cloud-based healthcare software for independent medical practices, today announced it has earned its Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) recertification from the Drummond Group. The certification ensures its EHR solution has undergone the full auditing process required by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), enabling safe and secure electronic-prescription workflows for private practices that have implemented the AdvancedMD all-in-one EHR, practice management and patient engagement solution.
“With telehealth so widely embraced by physicians and specialty clinics, it’s imperative that physicians have access to safe and secure EHR solutions that allow for seamless electronic prescription capabilities, especially for patients in need of medications that are classified as controlled substances,” said Tim Costantino, VP, Head of Product, AdvancedMD. “Our vision has always been centered on enabling fully-integrated workflow processes. Making sure our technology solutions meet DEA requirements has been a priority for our technology solutions since day one—this certification process underscores our commitment to building safe and secure technology platforms that make life easier for physicians and their patients.”
A recent survey by the National Institutes of Health showed that, when used in tandem with telehealth care, electronic prescription capabilities helped increase access and adherence to opioid abuse treatments. The findings made clear how crucial electronic prescription capabilities are to physicians treating patients who lack accessibility to traditional care delivery models.
As a leader in the EHR space, AdvancedMD is focused on building technology that drives productivity while continuing to deliver safe and secure platforms that reduce the potential for fraud or errors—especially within prescription processes. Electronic prescriptions have been shown to minimize prescription errors and reduce adverse drug effects in patients. Not only does the DEA require EPCS certification bi-annually for ePrescription software vendors, it is mandated for Medicare reimbursement in the majority of U.S. states.
AdvancedMD revolutionized medical office software in 1999 with the introduction of the industry’s first true cloud solution. Today, the company continues to lead HealthTech innovation with a complete cloud suite of smart applications that work in unison, accelerating collaborative workflow for every role of the practice. With AdvancedMD, medical office staff are empowered to thrive in the online age of healthcare and value-based reimbursement with essential clinical, financial, patient engagement and reputation management applications that are unified and available anytime, anywhere on any device. AdvancedMD strives to be the technology heartbeat of healthcare for providers, patients, and payors for a healthier world. For more information, visit advancedmd.com.