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Take Full Advantage of EPCS
Although the majority of providers have adopted electronic health records and ePrescribing, according to Surescripts, only 4% of physicians are using controlled substance ePrescribing. When you compare that to the fact that pharmacy adoption is at 80%, it’s clear that we have work to do. The focus must now turn to implementation, usability and best practices. The standards are in place and healthcare providers need to take full advantage through the adoption and proper use of these tools.
This educational infographic will help you to understand how to get started with EPCS and clear up misconceptions about the identity-proofing process, including binding the token and completing the second verification of the user. Many physicians believe the process has been completed once the identify-proofing process has been completed, but that’s just the first of three steps in getting it done. Implementing EPCS can be challenging, but understanding and following the steps in the process will reduce your frustration.
Stay tuned for our other topics over the next few months, such as:
- How to manage your tokens and the importance of safeguarding your information
- How to write quality prescriptions to reduce pharmacy calls to your office
- How to write liquid prescriptions with metric quantities
- How to use the ‘notes to the pharmacist’ and what information should be included in this section
- How to write patient directions in English and stop using Latin abbreviations
By following some of these suggestions, you’ll have fewer phone calls from the pharmacist and your patients will be happier when they get their medications.
Courtesy of Michelle Soble-Lernor, DrFirst.
Topic: EMR/EHR | Content Type: Blog Articles